It was after 7pm before all three girls were back in Peckingham Palace last night.
The main rebel (and I suppose she is still a teenager in chicken years) was Louise (Lulu) who is at the front of the picture.
She hasn't integrated with the other two and is quite a loner. She wanders off and does her "own thing" in the garden and it's only occasionally that she will sit with the other two close to the nest. I was quite surprised that Eddie didn't boss her about last night and order her in!
M and I had decided to leave the door open to see if they would wander in as a group. When I went to have a sneaky look, Lulu had wandered in but the other girls were relishing their freedom in the evening air. A couple of stalks of silver beet sorted that one out. M had already given up and gone to have his little lie down before dinner. Luckily I didn't have to prepare anything as we were having pork and apple sausages which are always cooked on the barbie and leftover vegetable curry, which I was going to zap in the microwave. Otherwise it could have been a very late meal which doesn't agree with M's digestion.
I'm not sure about letting any of them out today but the sun is shining and I will feel a bit mean if I don't!
The road workmen are back again today but we're hoping that this will be the final day and that the road will be sealed - no more dust. I have cleaned all the surfaces, trying to think positive, so all the reminder notes that I had written in the dust have gone! Was this wise I wonder? M has gone to finish a building job in the next town so I have a choice of mowing the grass, planting seeds, clearing the veggie patch, stewing apples or a million other jobs around the place. Whoever said that retirement was a time to relax was obviously a lot older than me!
Anyway, I'd better go and do something constructive.
Have a Happy Easter everyone.