As usual, I can’t let a numerical milestone pass without using it as a lazy title.

I checked Haibun Today yesterday, remembering that I should be in it. I am. (Despite things being approved by editors I always worry that a last minute glitch will prevent publication).

My first post, on 8th October 2014, was about Guinea Fowl sheltering from the rain. I was hoping to be appalled by my poor quality writing and banal subject matter, but it seems as good as anything I’ve done, which is a bit annoying – I was hoping I’d improved over time.

Guinea Fowl sheltering from the rain
Guinea Fowl sheltering from the rain

When I worked in South Africa I used to have a family of Guinea Fowl that walked across the front lawn on a regular patrol. The ones on the farm did the same thing, stalking the gardens, eating pests and depositing manure.

There are still four left on the farm, defying the odds. They have lasted better than we did.

I will say no more.

18 thoughts on “1500

    1. quercuscommunity

      They are great fun to have around. We even had two white ones that wandered in one day, and we never did find out where they came from. We did, however notice many of the next generation were showing white patches… 🙂

    2. jodierichelle

      I love them, too. We are in the country and I have seen them standing, en mass, on the roof of the municipal building. I always thought they sound like an old metal well pump handle.


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