Over here, we call them Car Boot sales in the US they may call them Trunk Sales or perhaps even Garage Sales. Generally they are a sprawling mass of unloved junk looking for a cheapskate who buys purely on price.
With diligence she ate the bugs was ruthless with the weeds yet gently she would move among our flowers grown from seeds
She kept her eye on wayward kids should we decide that we might roam
chastised us with a get back honk
making sure we stayed near home
Her eggs she gave where hearty meals
just one would fill up three
finest scrambled egg for breakfast
a light and fluffy cake for tea
On winter nights she keeps us warm
as though she cuddles us in bed
her memory fills the quilted
spread now that our old grey goose is
This is one my favourite poems as written by me. In the 1950's/60's I grew up in central London without much of
a garden or any possibility of enjoying the company of geese. However, if I had
been so fortunate then the above is an accurate outline of the benefits one might enjoy when keeping such a fine bird.