The green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England, is home to the cider apple orchards which surround the gardens of Pear Tree Cottage. They enjoy a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury and Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener! This began in 2010 & follows the weekly ups and downs of garden work chronicling both successes and failures but, above all, demonstrates the fun enjoyed by three people who regularly garden in all weathers


30 June 2010

Building The Hennery

Building The Hennery in 90 degrees of heat with a deadline did get a bit exhausting but, despite Al's attempts to thwart amateur architectural theories with his kind and generous lectures on maths, geometry and physics: my design (and persistence) held up!  The Hexagonal Hennery was completed in a day and a half!  A triumph!  Credit to Chris for his welding prowess (although even he had doubts about the triangular roof sections fitting!)  The measurements and calculations actually paid off - phew! Now the 'girls' have daytime quarters which are really predator-proof!
PS Egg total so far: 29!

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