The Hens have come home to roost !!
No , it's not quite the "Good Life " - well not yet anyway , but it is our way of ensuring that the children are never far from nature and the natural .
Our Sensory garden provides a crucial focal point for an appreciation of animals and vegetables .
We planted onions , beetroot , peas , beans , garlic and tomatoes this year and all are doing well .
Our aviary and sensory garden are shown below . Now completely redesigned , more child friendly and a much better source of inspiration and education . New pictures to follow .
We recently modified our Aviary so that our latest additions from the petworld could be comfortably housed ! Farmer Walker - from Stretton - arranged for us to take delivery of 6 young hens and we are delighted to report that they have settled in very well .
They are now dutifully laying 6 eggs a day which the children enjoy collecting .
Our Aviary is now home to our Indian Ringnecked Parrot , our Cockatiel , lovebird and now the 6 hens . Oh - and not forgetting our 50 + fish that live very peacefully in the enclosed pond .
We recently replaced the fencing that seperates Hens and Fish so that the children are able to more easily see the fish whilst making sure that the Hens are not tempted to go for a dip .
" Looks nice doesn't it ? But .. no , you can't go in !
Mr Parrot keeping the Hens in order ..
Who's the bloke with the camera ?!
Above : " Stand aside - let me have a look !"
Below : " I remember when it was just us 3 . Where did these funny looking things come from ?! ".