During the summer we had a pair of geese come to live on Papa Stronsay. They did not have a house to live in, but they did not mind because it was the summer and they were not troubled by bad weather. As the autumn came on, however, they became increasingly worried about how they would get through the winter. Seeing their plight, Br. Nicodemus Mary, F.SS.R. offered to build them a dwelling place:
The goose house was to be built using a spare ruin. Br. Nicodemus is preparing to fill the gap in the wall.
The structure is almost complete.
The beginnings of the wall. Behind can be the small shed in which the monastery generator is housed.
All done! In time a gate will go in the gateway, but the geese cannot fly so for now it is fine.
I hope they will be happy with their new home!