Well, I was wrong about the bantam being broody. I let them out this morning, but later Bex texted to say that the fox was sunbathing outside the annexe kitchen window, so I went to chivvy them all in again – and in they all went, 29 of them. But there were only five eggs this evening, so there’s certainly at least one nest somewhere. I don’t know the way round this, they love an outing but when I find their eggs and don’t know how old they are, I can’t give them away.
What a lovely day it was, after a foggy start. So hot and sunny. Friend Mike came for lunch and I made a casserole, but it turned out to be a bit unseasonal. It was a sociable day in fact, as another friend called in for coffee during the morning. I showed him the tortoises – indeed, what can I say? I’m turning into Groby Lington. And if you don’t know Saki by heart, I can only sympathise.