|Do you see them? They're in the pecan tree that shades the goat shed|
|My guinea fowl in the pecan tree.|
Neither will anyone ever accuse them of being beautiful birds.
What they are very good at, is making their presence known. I can see why folks say they are good watch "dogs", but the real scoop is that they carry on about everything including, but not limited to, anything strange in the yard, or the neighbor's yard, or the neighbor's neighbor's yard.
When it's time to eat, they let me know! One thing I've learned is that they love chicken scratch as much as they love their millet. Any time I call the chickens, the guineas come running too. In fact, they love hanging out in the chicken yard.
At evening chore time, they're ready to go back to the buck barn. They fuss at me to get going, until I grab the feed can and a scoop of scratch. Then it's a guinea race back to their barn.
|Heading home for the evening.|
As long as I stick to the routine and the rules, everything is all right.
You Hear Them Before You See Them © November 2013