The last of the snow disappeared in the rain Sunday so yesterday and the this morning the Guinea's started making patrols of the property grounds.
They started in the back yard, moved over into the sheep pen, worked their way through the woods to the front yard, and ended up back by the chicken coop.
I have been curious to see if they limited their travels to our immediate area or if they would just wander off randomly. So far they have kept the same routine, never wandering away from our property and returning to the coop after their periods away. Without any brush or leaves I think it is too dangerous for them to stay out at night away from the coop so I hope they continue to return.
I just love watching the Guineas running around at breakneck speed, digging and pecking their way across the yard. The Guineas now ignore Sara, the goats, the sheep, and most importantly we humans! I can walk right past them and they continue on their merry way, no longer go into hysterical calls of BUCK WHEAT - BUCK WHEATTT!
Barn Notes - Orchid seems to have injured here back leg somehow and she has been placed in a stall. When I examined her I couldn't find anything wrong, not sure what to do at this point. On a positive note she did have a bit of an udder so maybe she is getting close to lambing.
I got 8 eggs today from 8 hens, 100% for the first time in a long time!
I am an Ocicat. My duties include; security (rodents), counter intelligence (predators), infiltration (sneaking) and night surveillance.
I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.