The weather has been glorious and we've been spending a lot of our time outside. The garden, lots of weeding, planting, sowing. The chickens who have been giving us the runaround and not forgetting the piglets who need a watchful eye.
The dogs still need attention and love and cuddles. Which we give aplenty whenever we're passing.
With this heatwave (yes, heatwave) they are happy to just lay somewhere cool with the gentle breeze washing over them.
Blackie and Millie. Millie is the beige one ;)
I love our dogs.
Over at the chooks, not all is what it should have been.
Broody Number One, who came from the barn back home first, sat herself down on a nest in the main coop - without any eggs.
Broody Number Two went back home and was so over being broody.
Broody Number Three was still on a nest in the barn till we moved her over to the Wendy house.
But not before I laid fresh straw with a sprinkling of, wait for it...
Sprigs of Thyme, rosemary, oregano, cat'flippin'nip, mint, lavender, rose petals... Got the recipe off Pinterest. It is supposed to calm and relax broody hens. Bert thought I was totally losing it.
He took Number Three and I took the egg (one - 1) she was sitting on.
I placed the one egg in the nest of the Wendy house and Bert place Number Three on top. Closed the lid.
Fifteen minutes later when I checked on her the egg had rolled into the wood shavings and she was sitting next to it. Thank you, Pinterest.
We decided to leave her to it for a while and provided her with food and water.
The next morning she wanted out ! Out ! Out !
We opened the door into the large run and she happily joined the rest of the gang.
About Number One. She's not giving up. She stole 2 eggs the other hens had laid and she's content.
We'll leave her be.