A Calming Influence


We spent a few hours this morning beginning to wire over the roof of the outdoor Guinea Run. It is exciting to see it taking shape! The jennies thought we were spending way too much time there.

The Guineas have a lot of the goings on in the paddock figured out. When they hear the gate of the back paddock opening they know someone is coming. Miss Charlie sets off the alarm. If we are working out of sight and they don’t know ‘who’ or ‘what’ that noise is … Miss Charlie sets off the alarm. If the donkeys are running in the woods and they can’t see them … Miss Charlie sets off the alarm. I wonder if those silly roosters even take note of what is happening around them? 😉

What we have also learned is that if I go to the coop door and talk to her she calms right down. Sometimes I can even call her name from out of sight and it works too. It has been fun to have Ede out there with me. Someone else to see that all happening. Smart birds! And soon we humans may have caught up to what she is trying to say. Ha!

2 comments on “A Calming Influence”

  1. I think I know what Miss Charlie is trying to say; “Wendy, get me away from these turkeys!”
    Seriously, I can’t wait to see pictures of your birds in their outdoor pen – and how wonderful to be able to work on it in February. What a gift!
    I’m so happy you will be able to use that wire to protect some of your trees – it’s heartbreaking to lose them and I hope it works really well for you.

    1. Thanks Heidi. We are enjoying the whole process of designing it and building it. After seeing your beautiful place I was happy to go for no straight lines or rectangular shaped run…. AND thank you for that fencing. I’m going to use hardware fabric for the ones I have left to protect. I hope that big roll comes in today.

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