Lakeview Farms

Gussie The Goose

( ? to 1999 )

White Goose

It saddens me to report that our lone white domestic goose from 1998, Gussie, met an untimely end January 15, 1999, when our pond froze over.  All that was left of Gussie was a pile of feathers.   Where Canadian geese can fly away from potential predators, the fat domestic white geese can't even lift off the ground and are easy pickings for a hungry coyote or bobcat.  When you visit the farm see the concrete memorial to Gussie.  Gussie was very big and  especially friendly, the smaller Canadian Geese always waited until Gussie started eating before they would come over and eat handouts from the kids who visited the farm.