I think that we can all agree that geese are vile, loathsome creatures whose presence in a garden cannot be abided. Once a goose sets up housekeeping by your pond, it might as well be a cesspool. Green goose poop will cover the ground.
So what can we do to get rid of geese, other than the obvious way, which involves the discharge of a firearm? I’ve heard people say that geese like ponds with clean edges — in other words, not surrounded by vegetation like cattails and papyrus. Apparently, they’re afraid that a snake, alligator, or paper boy might be lurking in the vegetation.
What’s that? You say you haven’t seen a paper boy in years? Well, alligators eat more than geese.
So you can plant around your pond and see if that works. If it doesn’t, I say we take a page out of the gator’s book. Eat the geese! One adult can easily feed your entire family. And don’t forget that goose liver pate.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. What better way to honor dear, old Mom than by hauling out your smoker and cooking her a Mother’s Day goose? Mmmmm–MMMMMM!
Show Mom that love is a many-feathered thing.