The guineas have just turned into one big pain. They are roosting in the barn every night, making a mess, and then attacking the grain every time I attempt to feed the goats or donkey.
They also found out there were weak spots in the garden electric fence and have helped themselves to about half the tomatoes, and then ate bites out of every watermelon. I have spent too much time flushing them out.
Here's one hot on the run -
These three large bowls are damaged food from the guineas; I then pick the veggies for the chickens. All of this hassle, however, there have been many copperheads this year in our area and three dogs have been bitten. We haven't seen a snake since getting the guineas and I'm sure our tick population is cut in a fraction, so I keep putting up with them.
I'm still left with a nice haul for today's salsa making plans.
Our green beans are a disappointment this year. They have strong fibers running through them; we call them "dental floss beans". I have not had that happen any other year, so I'm calling it quits with them, pulling them and putting something else in their space. Maybe another try at beans if it's not too late in the year.
I have a new crew for cutting bean ends this year, but they are little and tire quickly.
We had VBS all week, so things are piled high - off to make salsa because the tomatoes can't wait as long as the laundry.