This little guy just didn’t trust me!! Those baby guineas are just the cutest things. Momma guinea had her hands full with sixteen, teaching them how to eat hard boiled egg!!Not for long though. I set these eggs to sell the babies but as always things didn’t go according to plan. Out of the three dozen eggs only two dozen were fertile and of those several babies just never made it out of the shell, or made it out and got trampled or simply inexplicably died. Sigh. I did sell one dozen babies though and again have several dozen eggs under broodies. Hopefully the next hatch will be more successful. It may pay for a portion of my new deck.
We’ve had substantial rain and heat over the last few weeks and the garden is going gangbusters. I’ve had to fence the strawberries off but I wanted to mulch them anyway so hopefully the fence will keep the straw in and the guineas out. The bushes are covered with blossoms and immature berries so I’m hoping the mulch will hold the moisture in and keep the berries clean.
The corn is amazing–I had the sprinkler on about ten days ago just before we got a couple inches of rain and the temp has been in the high twenties. My abandoned sprinkler seems swallowed by the fast growing stalks. The pumpkins are starting to run already. I’m hoping for a bumper crop. It’s my last day driving bus. I actually have no plans for the summer meet except to catch up on all the jobs around the farm. It’s actually quite relaxing to know I don’t have any deadlines. Happy summer!!