September 16, 2013
I'm in so much trouble
Over the years,the Spousal Unit and I have had a disagreement or too. No, really. One of these is about guinea hens. I think they're so ugly they're cute. She thinks they are loud, messy and obnoxious.
But last night when a friend emailed saying he had some baby guineas and asked if I wanted any, I replied with a profanity-laced affirmative. I was mostly kidding. He was serious. Before I really thought it through I was on my way to my buddy's farm.
I wound up coming home with 11 babies who are now residing in a box in the house with a heat lamp shining above.
They are kind of cute at this point but they are already LOUD. The only consolation is that one guinea peeping is almost as loud as all of them peeping together so there's really not much difference, really, between having three or four and having eleven. That's my story anyway.
They do seem to quiet down a bit when I sing "Mule Skinner Blues" to them, but that's not something once can do 24/7
So while guineas are in the house, El Cabrero is in the doghouse.
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