Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Tuesday June 08, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
Uni, our Guinea Hen

That which we call an Uni, by any other name...

Depending on which side of the fence you are on, quite literally, Uni, the guinea hen can be either unnerving or endearing.  He spends most of his days on the porch nipping at the zippers hanging from Jim's golf bag, repeatedly carving his initials into the kitchen's wooden screen door or playing follow-the-leader with any moving body.  His favorite Boulderwood buddy is undoubtedly Burtee the Border Collie who he runs, rests and romps with endlessly.  Burtee does police Uni, however, when his fowl friend starts intimidating the guests.  All you have to do is say, "Burtee, get the chicken!" and the path is cleared.


Hatched right here at Boulderwood, Uni, now at the age of 6, has acquired himself quite the status as his portrait hangs over the family dining table.  Our friend, Helga, did a beautiful job of capturing Uni's balloony yet statuesque posture and smart coloring with her oil paints-wouldn't you agree??


Happy tweets and trills to all this Tuesday, straight from the Guinea's beak!