This little guy showed up near the garden after dinner tonight. Not sure where he came from. We have never had a turtle here. He was right in front of the wood shed, not to far from the house. Didn't seem in a big hurray to go anywhere. We photographed him, made sure he wasn't hurt and let him go on his way. I love turtles and was very excited that he showed up. Not sure where he will end up but I'm sure he knows where he is going :)
We keep guineas for several reasons. I like them.....I think they are unique looking.....I enjoy watching them but the main purpose for keeping them is tick and bug patrol and patrol they do. They start at daybreak and they work all day long. They move in a group, picking and pecking their way along. They all head back for the guinea house single file just before dark. Before the guineas, the ticks here were terrible. We've had the guineas 10 years now. So far this year, I've found just two ticks on the dogs.
As you can see by the photo, even the guineas decided to take the day off. It was so still here today and the air was so heavy it was almost eerie. No usual sounds outside. All the animals were lying in the shade, sheep and cattle chewing their cuds. Chickens were panting, doing all they could to stay cool. The breeze picked up this afternoon and I thought a storm was brewing but not a drop in our area. Iwas in the barn early this morning and decided it was a good day for paperwork and errands. Too hot to garden for sure.