After an evening of chasing guinea hens around (and around and around) the outside of their coop trying to get them indoors before a thunderstorm, I should leave this blog blank and hit "publish".
Yet the more time I spend with these silly, unpredictably whacky and beautiful birds, the more I love them. (to my suburban and city friends, feel free to <insert laughter here>).
I've learned a lot about life, faith and family from my guineas, and so I must share this short list with you:
1) Family is everything. Protect your loved ones and pull the feathers out of anyone who messes with your family.
2) If you sense danger, tell EVERYONE. It's a freakishly loud warning that gets everyone under cover and to safety quickly. They'll thank you for it later.
3) Eat with GUSTO. And chase bugs. Know what's good. Enjoy every bite of your food! You've worked hard for it, so appreciate every morsel. It's your reward.
4) Live in the moment. Learn from the past but don't worry about yesterday or tomorrow. That's silly and takes away time from chasing bugs and other guineas. Give each day all you've got. If tomorrow comes, do it again.
5) KEEP LAYING EGGS. Even if they don't all hatch. Have faith that it will all eventually work out for the best, no matter what.
Yours in Guinea Wisdom, Anita -------------------- A. E. West Art To learn more about Guinea Fowl, try here: http://modernfarmer.com/2014/10/get-watch-bird/