The Bok Flock have also been enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather, playing lots of games in the garden and making nuisances of themselves in general, something they congratulate themselves on I often think!
I caught Astrid checking over the strawberry patch - between her and Master Bok no wonder I never get a look in.
The chooks have been very funny in the apple pots too!
Primrose is clearly telling Sophie to join her. 'Come on! Look what I've found! Astrid's been hogging it all to herself!'
'Oh nooooooo can't believe they've worked it out, this is my secret spot!' - Astrid clearly not pleased...
Astrid has shuffled off to the next pot hoping the wormwood will screen her from view of the other bok boks so that they don't follow her...'He he he they'll never find me now...'
'Right that's it! I'd better get into the next pot before the others get here'
Oooo plenty of grubs in here, bottoms up!
Grace belatedly wondering what all the fuss is about 'Where's everyone gone then?'
I went out to give the bok flock a pancake left over from breakfast...if you can see this video, it's the Bok Flock playing chicken chasey with it! The Benny Hill theme tune comes to mind...
Keep a look out for Lavender too, she's become one of the flock and has really integrated well other than the first few days. She is a tough chick and doesn't give up easily! Cloud Zen is missing because she's a nanna and goes to bed very early.
Sophie has been laying an egg a day AND one of the others has also started laying - not sure who yet! It was very eggciting to come home today to find two eggs in the actual nesting box! Sophie has been laying each day in the same plant pot that the silverbeet/passionfruit is in so I wonder if it was her that contributed an egg to the nesting box today, or if was two other girls?? May have to paint their bottoms to find out who the mystery layer(s?) is! Shouldn't be long before the others come into lay as well now...although I did wonder if they'd begin before or after winter...so glad it's before winter.
Did Sophie lay one of these today...? Her usual nesting spot, the plant pot, is empty of eggs...and I wonder who the other mystery layer is!
It's frustrating to be unable to eat these eggs for another week. They were all on medicated pullet grower feed - you can't eat their eggs until they've been off the pullet grower feed. So they've been off that and onto layer feed in the last week and a halfish so next weekend we'll be able to actually eat the eggs! It's awful to have to throw them away :( All that hard work and no one gets to enjoy them!! I don't tell the girls that of course I just thank them politely. It's funny how they run about boking loudly to let everyone know what a stellar job they did laying the egg :)
Other news in the garden...golden podded peas, snowpeas and sugarsnap peas are starting to shoot! Yummmmmmmm...
And I'm sprouting purple sprouting broccoli on the window sill - actually all my window sills are being used as seed sprouters at the moment :)