Friday, September 22, 2017


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.


  1. Cheeky little Red - I can't believe he nipped you. Did you tell him off? I've never known any of your animals to give you a nip before. Sounds like a really great weekend you have planned. Making apple cider sounds like fun and drinking it sounds like even more fun. Have a lovely Apple Harvest weekend.

  2. Happy fall to BHA! Red, 😲
    Apple cider season sounds like fun times.
    Screen over the hen pen vent hole?

  3. Sounds like that guinea is getting adventurous.
    Sounds like a great weekend. Have a blast!
    Happy Autumn!

  4. Oh my goodness Red! Have a blast with applefest!

  5. Happy Fall...Sometimes it's hard to keep all the kiddos in line..Happy pressing..


  6. Looks like you'll have great weather for a wonderful weekend - enjoy -

  7. Sounds like a fun weekend . . .
    Enjoy Your Applefest!

  8. Just thought I would stop in and say hi. Looks like you are doing great...other than that little nip! I'll be back.

  9. Dear Bev. Your dogs look so healthy. What dog food do you feed them?


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