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


7 June 2010

Poultry Progress at Pear Tree Cottage

Above left: Bluebelle followed by Sandy                           Above Right: Black Betty is last to get out of bed

So! It was Bluebelle out first in the breakfast queue this morning but amazingly: tonight, all 4 found their roosts unaided.  Even more surprising was the fact that Black Betty was first to bed!  She was the one  Chris found in the shrub rose last night in the dark.  Given the fact we believed we'd be catching and or helping them find their roosts for the first several nights; we were very pleasantly surprised that they all put themselves to bed on only their 2nd night!  What clever girls!  Bets are being taken on when the first egg will be laid.....and by whom!!

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