Finding Her Niche at Bloomsbury Farm

Finding Her Niche at Bloomsbury Farm
Adding geese was partly nostalgic. “We had geese growing up in Smyrna,” says Lauren. But it was also practical; geese are supposed to eat weeds.

The farm’s latest additions are geese and heritage chickens. The chickens lay “fun-colored eggs, blue, green, and dark brown,” says Lauren. “It’s a novelty for us and for some of the farmers’ markets, but it’s not large scale by any means. The geese were acquired specifically to eat weeds, but they just hang out with the chickens.” They make so much noise, she says, they have been dubbed “guard geese,” helping keep predators at bay.