We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Comment from the B: Nice pic. Anybody who has never had Canada Goose breast, sauteed rare and sliced thin on the bias with a wild mushroom, port wine and huckleberry sauce cannot truly appreciate these wonderful big birds.
Messy birds, the Canada goose. Count me among those who have never tried one.... the city constabulary frowns on hunting geese on the city hall lawn and I've had no recent opportunity to seek one elsewhere.
The security team at old Sprint labs building on Metcalf in Overland Park Kansas had an interesting way to deal with those sh*t pots on legs... They used remote control toy trucks (the ones that would run on the grass) and toy boats to chase the geese in the fire pond in front of the building. It was funny to watch them chase a group around the pond (big sucker, must have been an acre+), or chase them off the sidewalks. The effort was only partially successful, the still had to wash green glop off the sidewalks almost daily. And for sure you didn't want to step OFF the sidewalk. Those who had no experience with the barnyard shuffle quickly learned new moves. Heh.
Well, thanks for the tip. I'll check with my 88yo dad and see if he wants to exercise his shotgun this fall up in Illinois. We'll do our part to reduce the population of flying fertilizer generators.
I have no use for them either if they aren't flying to or from Canada. Our office building landlord has hired a service that uses Border Collies to chase them off so they will spread shit elsewhere. Not a bad business to get into.