Word of the day: tenacious

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.

Needs must…

However, there was a good reason for leaving that one spot unmowed.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou 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