Jonathan: The geese too have Spring in their step! The oldest pair of geese we have on the croft are now four years old, and have stuck together faithfully. He hisses at everyone, but I’ve never known him show any real aggression, except to other ganders. He and his partner are inseparable, so it was odd to see him on his own this morning, and he didn’t want to come over to where I was feeding the others. After seeing to the hens, I went exploring: and there she was in the old barrel I put straw into a fortnight or so ago: and she was sitting on a clutch of eggs!