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


2 February 2014

Chicken Chit Chat

Wild Winifred!

Eggsell !

Since Head Gardener and Chief Blogger has been trying her hand at using Excel spreadsheets for the first time, she's come up with a few statistics - eggsact of course!

Firstly (and I didn't need Excel for this statistic!) since the first 4 girls arrived in June 2010, we haven't bought a single egg.  Not only that but, despite losses (including a fox strike) and gains in the hen department, they have produced a total of 3799 eggs in 3 years!  Last year's monthly average was 65 eggs.  Now I  reckon that's pretty good going for 4 hens!

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