Well, hello chickens, I said. They paid me no attention whatsoever.
Then I happened to look down from the porch. Do you see it?
Under the rose bush, there is a nest. A nest with two eggs. Maybe it didn't belong to any of these chickens. They didn't seem to care that I was standing there, at any rate.
I guess your mother will be back soon, you two. I hope so, anyway.