It is scorching today. I made the mistake of thinking "It's winter, I should put on a jumper to do the garden" No. Far. Too. Hot.
Anyway, the last couple of nights Bubble and Squeak have decided to fly out of the run and roost on top of the bananas. I don't have a problem with this at all except that when they wake up they fly down into the garden. I wouldn't have a problem with this either as I love seeing chickens running around the place, but so does Brodie, a little too much... so for safety's sake my chickens live in a rather gigantic run.
Bubble and Squeak are so amazingly tame that when I call them in the morning they rush right to me for cuddles and I just put them back in the run, but we're going on holiday in a few weeks and leaving lovely house sitters here and I don't want them to have to faff around. I could clip their wings - bergh. Or we could extend the height of that bit of run, but our first plan was to trim the bananas so that they aren't hanging over the fence to see if that works. ( ETA it didn't! So today ~ a day later ~ we clipped their wings ~ after reading everything we could about how to do it ~ in reality it was easy, and cut the elderflower right back. If they fly out again tonight I'm not sure what to do! ETA, AGAIN - they stayed put! They did try to fly out but couldn't get over the high fence. So they roosted with all the others in the peach tree. yeah :) )
One of the bananas that got the chop actually had a hand on it. Not nearly ready, but it looks pretty cool.