We had recently attended a seminar on raising Honey Bees at a farm and ranch store near us (about 60 miles away or so). While at that seminar I noticed this store having a wide selection of freshly hatched guinea keets (that’s the name for a guinea chick). I struck up a conversation with the store manager and was absolutely assured that we could buy guineas up to April 1st. When we called last week, apparently that information was incorrect. Ugh! Continue reading
I have to have silence when sleeping. Ranae and I often joke that I can hear a cat walk across the yard 200 paces away from the bedroom window and it will wake me up. This sleeping issue of mine is, in no small part, a major contributing factor as to why we live in the country. I could never tolerate the noise of the concrete hell known as city life. If I lived in the city I would be back to countless sleepless nights in a row until I finally pass out due to total exhaustion. Been there, done that. No thanks.
So what in the world are we doing but getting a flock of guineas? We must be off our rockers. Hopefully it won’t be too bad, but guineas are some of the loudest birds ever. The good thing is, they are typically quiet until something startles them. Then it’s one bird screeching that sets of a different bird that sets off another and so on. Once they start screeching, it can take a long time for them to calm down. Which probably means, I will have the pleasure of working many sleepless nights and asking myself “What have I done to my peaceful nights?” Continue reading