Our American Buff geese seem to laugh at the cold. They’ll even bust the ice on their wading pool so they can bathe and play in the frigid water. They’ll come into the barn during the dark of night, but otherwise they like having open sky above their heads. Not that they do much flying in that sky — on a good day they might manage to get five feet off the ground and coast 50 feet or so. Even so, you’d think that a nice bed of fresh straw in the barn that’s not twenty feet away would be a better place to rest than an inch-thick layer of sleet.