Yesterday, as we left the paddock, I wondered if Rosie would actually go inside the wrapped up donkey playground (aka blue tent). Having closed it all in on three sides I was worried she would feel trapped without the double exit. I was darn pleased this morning to see evidence that someone had been in there. This afternoon it was quite clear – the ‘blue tent’ has been officially claimed as Rosie’s digs.
Meanwhile in the coop more antics … I put in a fresh pile of hay. That leads to a fresh round of ‘keep away’. Keep the green grass away from the rest of the confusion! Ha! (This is a video clip – so if you are reading an email message you’ll need to click through to the blog to catch the action.)
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Happy New Year to everyone at The Meadow!
If you enjoy watching your guineas play “keep away” – just wait until they discover grasshoppers in the summer! For all their lack of “classical beauty” – they really grow on you, with their sweet conversations and group antics.
Happy New Year Heidi! Say, did you have to train your Guineas to come back into their coop at night?
Hi Wendy! I learned to “herd my birds”, using a hockey stick as an extension of my arm. Eventually all I had to do was get behind them and walk in the direction I wanted them to go. They now seem to see the coop as their safe zone. While they don’t venture very far these days – they don’t like the ‘big white world’ – I’m hoping they will remember our routine next spring. I suspect you will have no trouble training your birds – and that you will all have fun – donkeys included………..
Thanks Heidi. Oh I can just imagine the ‘herding’ skills of the donkeys. I will need to make a safe zone so the Guineas can get to their coop without being hassled on the way!