My first goose egg
My first goose egg of 2017 in a little basket made of grasses and stems.
It was imminent – typically geese start to lay at this time of year – and I had noticed mine resting a lot, and making the tell-tale scraped nest shapes.
Each year the first egg brings such wholesome excitement, one of nature’s reassuring cycles and waited-for seasonal markers. The gathering of it brings joy.
Despite a storm blowing sleet sideways at me, my day is made happy.