My mother-in-law spent her early years in a small town called New Pine Creek. It straddles the border between Oregon and California, and it can see some heavy winters. She often told the story about the winter Goose Lake froze so quickly that it trapped geese–froze their feet to the surface before they could escape.
Every time she told that story, people laughed.
I have to admit I was skeptical, but she was an honest person, so I accepted her story as the truth. Well, and she was my husband’s mother.
When I found this video about geese who were frozen in a pond and held it up as evidence, that still wasn’t enough for some naysayers.
“Ponds are shallow and it’s possible for them to freeze quickly. Lakes are deep, and that couldn’t happen on one of them.”
Ah ah, research to the rescue! I discovered that Goose Lake has a very shallow edge, so my mother-in-law’s story from her childhood, was quite possibly true.
Want a little heart-warming video about a very cold goose? Here you go!
The UnTomato Report
Tomatoes in May? Not Quite, but my roses aren’t too shabby this year. One reason is that we mended the fence and the deer haven’t feasted on them. 1 for the gardener. 0 for the deer.
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