We've had our first eggs! The one Minty is holding has a slightly wrinkled shell like a well worn leather handbag but the other two eggs laid this morning were perfect. Thankfully the chickens have also settled down. I've introduced them to a bigger enclosure which seems to have reduced the pecking order issues significantly. They even lay down on the grass this afternoon to sunbathe! I'm not entirely sure whether to find this behaviour endearing or alarming. Their ungainly postures make the yard look a bit like a chicken hospice!
I made carrot and herb rolls for lunch, using our freshly laid eggs, and served warm with a generous slathering of butter. Minty adored these but kept referring to them as parsnip rolls despite their obviously orange hue!
The garden is coming along slowly. I suspect I lack the patience needed for real success though watching seedlings sprout is endlessly rewarding!