19 October 2015
We have a guava tree in our garden. This guava tree produces so much
fruit that we can't possibly pick and eat it all. The extra simply falls
on the ground. The chickens enjoy it but they can't keep up with the
deluge either. Sometime the wild pigs come by at night but it's real
close to the house so the dogs usually chase the pigs away. Usually the
extra fruit simply sits on the ground until Valerie picks it up and adds it to
the compost pile.
Recently we have a new guava vacuum: our neighbor's horses. As far
as I'm concerned, that's the best kind of horse, one that drops in for a visit
but costs nothing and requires no maintenance. The Momma and her baby
eat all the guava off the ground, get a drink of water from the chickens' water
bucket, maybe trim the lawn a little bit, then head on their way.
It's nice having enough space that the animals can roam free.