Thursday, November 8, 2007

woohoo...we are number one!!!

Woo-hoo! We are number one!

When typing in the phrase ...small town living... on Googles web search...our online e-zine shows up in the number one spot!

YAY!

For a long time we were in the number 3 spot. Out of curiosity I typed it in this evening and we have now landed the numero uno spot!

yippee!

We are currently working on the Dec./Jan.2008 issue.
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I hope that you all are having a wonderful week thus far.
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Paul and I went out to the downtown duck pond yesterday afternoon
.....a small lake in our downtown area that is home to quite a few muscovy ducks, a lone male mallard, a flock of about 7 geese,and other mixed breed ducks.... and lots of other waterbirds
...anyhow..one of the mixed breed muscovies had babies that were just 6 days old...(only 4 of them)
..yes..I admit with the weather dropping down into the 40's this week..I did have the passing thought of scooping up all the babies and giving them a chance...but..I didn't
...nature will take its course..the mortality rate on the lake for the little ones isn't very good, as we have seen the little ones before and gone back a week later and they are usually gone.:0(
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I did get photos though and will share them with you all in the next few days.
I will have to wait until the Spring to get a baby duck from the feed store..but I tell you it certainly was tempting as they are wild little ducks, although tamed to accept handouts if that makes sense..meaning they are a community novelty where folks over the years have dumped their ducks on the pond/lake to do what ducks and geese do...and feed them handouts.
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Hoping you have a good evening!
Thanks for joining me in blogland.
~The Garden Goose~

6 comments:

Val said...

That's sad. It is so hard to watch nature take it's course as you said. We have a hard time with that around here... but we are getting better at it. I bet it was a beautiful day.

Val

~~Anne said...

Hey Tina, Congratulations on Small Town Living earning the #1 spot on google. Way to go!! I enjoy your e-zine and am looking forward to the next one.

Glad to hear that you are doing better since your ER visit. I'll be praying for your visit to the doctor on Monday.

~~Anne

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Way to go!!!! So proud for the the both of you!! glad to hear that you are feeling alittle better. Been thinking of you and praying.
Hope you and yours have a blessed day.
Laura

Katie said...

Wow -- Glad you're better now. Health scares are indeed that -- scarey!

I don't think I'd be a strong as you are about leaving the little peepers at the pond. I'd sure want to take 'em home, too -- and you'd be a great duck mama, I'm sure.

But good for you allowing them to be as 'wild' as they can be and not interfering with nature.

Will be waiting to hear of your new baby duck adventures come spring.

Sue said...

Yippie!! Google knows a good thing when they see it! lol

SimpleFolk said...

Congrats! Small Town Living has always been #1 to me--I love it! I hope to be able to contribute someday. :o)

Amy