The hen house is built and in the garden

24 May

The mistake our volunteer, Elisa, made was to build the hen house in the ground floor of the factory without realising it wouldn’t be easy to move it into the garden!

She had made a lovely job, using entirely recycled wood and an old plastic tarpaulin. She’d followed the instructions in a book about owning chickens that Trish had lent her.

When the hen house was finished, I decided to see how we could get it into the garden. So today Franck, Sasha, Elisa and I lifted it onto our trailer and moved it out of the ground floor of the factory, down the main drive and then down the small drive leading to the garden. We then tilted it over onto the wall where it rested, 20 feet above the garden level whilst we attached ropes to it.

20130524-163507.jpg We then carefully lowered it over the side!

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20130524-163624.jpg Finally we lifted it into position!

20130524-163655.jpg All of this was achieved with great team spirit! Franck is French and speaks some English; Sasha is French and speaks English and German; Elisa is German and speaks English and some French. We managed to communicate quite well despite this!

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