Yesterday morning on my way out for chores,
I noticed that there was a young guinea outside the brooder house and attached yard.
To my knowledge, none of my guinea youngsters had escaped...
but yet, here he was... outside!!
(See grey shadow upper left side of photo)
He was running alongside the wire walls of the chicken yard...
obviously wanting to join the rest of his family.
These youngsters have become very adept flyers.
And as far as I can tell, this one must have flown up to one of the round
ventilation holes in the brooder house and hopped outside.
I suspect once he landed on the ground, he might have reconsidered this move.
"Now, what do I do? It's kind of scary out here all alone!"
With a little help from Hubbs...
we surrounded the little guinea and caught him with a net...
and safely returned him to his family.
All's well that ends well!
By the time I reached the barn, the horses were getting a little impatient...
wanting to get out to the front pasture to graze.
With our world as buggy as it is right now (inundated with gnats)...
we had to put fly masks on first.
Apparently I was not moving fast enough for this little guy,
and he gave me a nip in the butt to hurry me along!
Can you believe it?
Red! Of all the horses, I didn't think Red would nip me.
He's usually such a gentleman.
It seems that Red throws manners out the door when he's "hangry"!
Happy Fall Y'all!
This weekend we are holding our first annual Apple Harvest Festival...
and getting the family together to make apple cider.
We'll be picking and chopping and pressing...
and sharing summer's last picnic!
We'll be back here on Monday to share it all with you.