The Country Diary of a GenX Woman


20130705 058I was in a teleconference for an hour in the morning, but in the background, all I could hear was the sound of the guineas calling.  It wasn’t the alarm call for a fox, snake or bird of prey, but it was pretty consistent.  When I went out I found that one bird had flown into the Goat paddock by mistake and of course, she couldn’t work out how to get out and the others couldn’t work out how to get in to join her.   We have had a few stuck in the dog’s yard behind the house, but that is about 3m x 2m so it was always easy enough to chase them up and over the fence.  The goat paddock is half an acre, so too big to be running around, especially after a speedy bird. I grabbed my lunge and dressage whips and was able to send her up and over the fence with a smooth, snaky snap of the whip.  I don’t actually use the lunge whip when working Flash, but I got some good practice with it when keeping the horses off the hay when we had it stored in the tractor bay.

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