Tilly is still on and off again broody. Just when I think the broodiness has ended, I find her back in the nesting boxes. Yesterday I was glad she was broody. As we were out and about exploring for the day, I knew that she would keep all the eggs safe underneath of her. Sunshine has been known to explore with eggs. She loves to roll them out of the nesting boxes and into the run. When they break, she enjoys eating them. This is not a good thing. Even their tough thick eggshells are no match for a chicken playing kick ball with eggs!
On the other hand, the Silkies love that Tilly is broody. They have been helping themselves to all the treats. The hens share the treats that I toss into the run during the day. Yesterday I shared some arugula, tomatoes and cucumbers before we left. Tilly did not budge from her nesting box. She was uninterested. It’s funny, nowadays Tilly only comes running out into the run when she hears the crinkling of the Manna Pro Harvest Treats bag. Filled with peanuts, tomatoes, raisins and more, it must taste really good to draw a broody girl off her nest!
Sometimes, we love to get into the car and explore without any agendas or time restraints. It is often the best way we discover new favorite places. We have found delicious ice cream stands, farm stands selling delicious jams and produce, hidden beaches and hiking trails. Days like this make me welcome getting lost. If we hadn’t taken a turn down that tiny inviting road, I would have never discovered this rooster weather vane perched up upon the cupola overlooking the gardens and Atlantic Ocean.