Why is the whole lawn mowed except for that little island out there?
I will tell you.
Today I mowed the wild garden down because we plan to sell the house, and no matter how much I like it, to most people it just looks like a lotta weeds.
However, there was a good reason for leaving that one spot unmowed.
You can see from the other picture that I had mowed right up to the edge of this stand of Goldenrod. She never moved, nor did she even appear to flinch, and I call that
What’a Weechoo Mama!
NOTE: She is sitting on roughly 30 eggs. (It seems that they all do this, though I have found no explanation for their egg hording behavior.) I know they won’t all hatch, but hope that at least a few will make it. The days to hatch for Guinea Fowl eggs is 26 to 28 days. I estimate she has been at it for a week which means that she sat it out in the torrential rains this past week, and will have to sit it out for any further rains we may get. So where was the Weechoo Papa while all this mowing was going on? Hiding in the neighbors pasture!
I told him he was a big chicken!
Merriam Webster defines tenacious as: persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired.
Weechoo : My pet name for my Guinea foul. It is my best attempt at the sound they make when they communicate, to me and each other, here on the Farmlet. 😉
And finally, I recommend this read from The Natural Poultry Farming Guide
12 thoughts on “Word of the day: tenacious”
She is tenacious! And you are amazing!
Diana, I’m not certain how I rated amazing, but I’ll take it! Thanks!
Lynda, which Weechoo? #1,#2,#3, or #4? LOL Do you know I looked and looked at that photo and couldn’t make out what that was! How wonderful… baby weechoos! I think I want one… or a few!! I really did get a kick out of their antics when I visited.
She would be #1 as she was here first. Her mate is #4 The Chicken!!! 😉
As for baby Weechoos, well I just read that they can’t raise their own babies here in our climate. But I hope that all this hot, southern, summer weather will prove the experts wrong. We will have to wait and see.
Lori, I think they are hilarious, but just remember how LOUD they are in the mornings and at sundown! 😀
She looks very determined and, yes, tenacious! 🙂
I honestly didn’t think she would remain there, and I had to get the mowing done. LOL!
Thanks for visiting, Naturalpfg!
It took me reading the whole thing and going back to look again. I couldn’t see anything but that brown leggy bug thing in the middle. I need to have my glasses changed apparently.
LOL, Margaret, you know Lori had that same problem! I guess you have to be more familiar with Guinea Hens to be able to pick them out of the weeds right off. 😉
Margaret, you did eventually see the Guinea Hen, didn’t you? Her eye is to the right just below the buggy thing. Below that is her beak and red wattles. 😉
i finally found her. The Guineas around here are grey and loud. What beside the color is the difference or is there any?
Not a whole lot really. I once read that their wattles were different, but this last batch of keets have grown to all look identical in that respect. There is an exotic bright blue feathered guinea that has no horn or wattles, but that is all I know.
Here is his portrait! 😀