“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Something to Crow About!

She did it!!!
Finally, after 28 days of sitting through all sorts of weather,
Mrs. Guinea successfully hatched out 5 new baby guinea keets.

They are the tiniest of tiny... little yellow and brown striped puff balls,
about as big as a cotton ball on long orange legs.

Apparently guineas co-parent, as there are three adults tending to these five hatchlings.
It's a tough world for little keets.
The adults don't slow down, but go running through the grass
with the little ones struggling to keep up.

This poor little one keeps getting left behind.
When Mrs. Guinea loses track of it she sounds the alarm,
and the little one runs to catch up to her.

There is no way for us to catch them and get them to a safer environment,
so we are letting it up to the guineas to keep the keets safe.
I am sure it will take a village to raise these five youngsters.
Hopefully some of them will survive.
It's a tough world out there!

We had planned, yesterday, to pick up some young geese for the pond.
A local couple, Homer and Lettie, have a rather large flock of geese
that they are trying to down-size.

Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful at herding the geese into a fenced-in yard.
Looks like we'll have to try that little...

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