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


3 September 2017

Happy Hens mean Heaps of Eggs!

Our happy band of layers have been working overtime. In 4 months, our little flock of five have laid a total of 452 eggs!! At this time of year, they're tucking in with relish to all the fallen apples and pears which they absolutely love.

As the nights draw in, temperatures begin to drop and the hours of daylight shorten, so egg numbers will reduce accordingly. However, in the 4 months, excess egg sales made £44.00 another small PTC record. This pays for their layers' pellets and mash
But for today's brunch on a dark and damp September Sunday, it was scrambled eggs on toast, home grown Aga baked tomatoes with a parsley garnish. Lucky us!

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