Pastures new

The ground is wet, and the grass is worn out, so I’ve been playing with the fences around both broods.

The Vicarage girls now have access to the area under the fig tree … they’ll enjoy snacking on the leaves of the tree, too.


It’s only temporary, but doesn’t it look enticing?!

The Moppets have weeded the runner bean patch for me (and because of the mild weather, I still have some beans to pick – amazing at this time of year), so I’ve moved them on to the raspberry patch … they are Autumn fruiting berries and are at their height just now, but we’re about to go away for 10 days, and they won’t be picked  (besides, the berries aren’t so nice after all the wet weather and spoil easily) so the hens may as well enjoy those they can reach (they’re just about fed up with apples by now!).


All the girls soon put their energies into exploring new opportunities


No pics of the Vicarage girls as there isn’t enough light in the depths of the jungle!

Oh, and one more, just to show you that the broody patch is over for now … this is how I found the girls when I went out to them this morning …


All present and correct! :lol:

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