Branching Out

There’s a new branch in the Hen Run …


I like to introduce a little variety from time to time! I had great fun bringing it home …


We probably didn’t walk as far as we thought, but I found it by the river, along a path through the woods, down a lane, and along a (very) muddy track … and carried it all the way back again :) It’s perfect. (The ford is tidal, and we only just made it back in time to cross on dry ground, or I might have had to use it to help us walk across without slipping into the water :o )

The saying goes that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence … but in our case, it’s true …


The grass in the fenced off area of the Hen Garden is now lush, but I’m reluctant to let the girls on in for any length of time as it wouldn’t last long. I’m planning on buying some new netting with smaller mesh, too!

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  1. Looks like you got a branch just like mine. I didn’t have to face water for mine though. I’m sure they will love it and isn’t the grass always just greener on the other side!


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