We have some new residents on the farm!
Three guinea fowl! Don't know yet if they're boys or girls but I think they're really cute (in a vulturesque sort of way!) My friend's son bought them as hatchlings but decided he didn't have time to build them a predator-proof pen, so I bought the trio off him. They hatched out last month and are still growing!
They came with names: Widget, Fidget, and Gidget! They are amazing tick-eating machines, but I'm not sure how much I will be letting them roam free outside the new fenced-in and roofed run, given the many hungry and agile predators we have around here. When they are a little bigger and settled in, I'll introduce them to the chickens and ducks. They are very skittish but I think they're cute. I know that guineas can be quite noisy but I have no neighbours to worry about! Rooster crowing doesn't bother me either. I love natural sounds like that. It's city noises that drive me crazy.
Meanwhile, up near the house...
Mr. Dorkalicious was enjoying a snooze!
He loves lying on the paved driveway. You would think it'd be uncomfortable, but he's always flaked out there. I guess he likes the heat!
Happy boy, sticking his tongue out.
And Sophie walked to the new beehives with me today. I had to go feed the girls sugar syrup. Sophie found a nice shady spot nearby to lie down in. Tristan tagged along too! He's slow but methodical and eventually catches up to us.
And guess what else is going on at the farm?
Karène the duck started sitting on a nest of eggs a few days ago. Yes, more ducklings in our future! The eggs should hatch in about a month.
Hope you are all having a good week!