Seven guineas have been added to our critters.
It's been many years since we had any and I'm delighted to be able to enjoy their strange chatter and dinosaur-like appearance once more,
They are very good at pest control and act as watchdogs, setting up a great cry at any disturbance in the force.
Their eggs are small but rich -- if you can find them. They make nests wherever they like. And they roost, not in the chicken house, but in nearby trees.
We got them on a whim because a friend had a good deal on a bunch of them them and offered to share and to deliver them.
Long may they roam our fields!