Yesterday I decided to clear out the right-hand veggie garden. I pulled out the roma tomatoes which had produced only a handful of tomatoes all summer, I pulled out the remains of the silverbeet for one last meal and then I let my helpers in.
They couldn’t believe their luck. The older ones were in like a flash, while it took Pudgy and Hazel a little longer to work out how to get onto the other side of the wire fence.
The place was a bit of a mess but that didn’t faze them. They started right in on the task of getting rid of bugs, weeds and other delectable items.
This is an action shot of Buffy scratching away at the dirt. Her front half is still, while the back half is working furiously.
Pudgy was having a lovely time.
So was Hazel. Here are some clearer shots of the girlies.
Hazel is laying an egg in 3 out of every 4 days. Still half the size of a normal egg. (Useful for jaffles.)
Pudgy still hasn’t laid any eggs. She’s also suspicious and cranky. I’d contemplate getting rid of her but she’s Evan4’s favourite.
You’d think a chook that big would be able to squeeze out at least one egg every so often, wouldn’t you?
Today we have another meeting of our gardening group. We’re meeting at Mick’s place for a barbeque. Thank goodness it’s going to be a beautiful day.