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Diary of a Country Gallery
by Jules Middleton of www.greentreegallery.co.uk
Summer 09 at the gallery. chicks in the roof and can be seen the bunnies. Last year, before we
on a daily basis rooting around for realised quite what lengths the little
Summer is finally here thank worms and sneaking into her nest blighters would go to, we bought
goodness for the warmer weather! when she thinks we are not looking. some lovely plants and potted them
In the winter opening up the gallery All very lovely and idyllic but she is up and they looked fabulous for all
first thing usually sees me wrapped rather rude to our customers. Stella of 2 days, before they were razed to
in the thickest items of clothing I (as we have named her) nests in the ground (or pot). In one pot we
can lay my hands on and I’ve been the eaves over the front door and even discovered rather alarming
known to turn up with my trusty hot whenever anyone comes to the amounts of rabbit droppings, which
water bottle in tow. Whilst the gallery gallery she sits on the sign over the I now know is because they make
location is beautiful, it is certainly not door and squawks very loudly at their own habitual places to use.
the warmest. It’s quite exposed, it’s a them. It has gotten so bad that I have
wooden building with non-existent had to apologise to some visitors for We have also set up another bird
insulation, the heaters are older than the unusual welcome! feeding area in an attempt to
I am (and about as temperamental) encourage some different varieties.
and the only one that can be left on With the warmer weather around we Our other feeder seems to be over
overnight is frankly useless. decided that it was time to revamp run with tits of all varieties and no
the yard at the gallery. So, a working other birds can get a look in. In fact,
So, the gallery in summer is a different party was planned and we all dug out there are so many that recently they
world. The heaters are finally turned our gardening gloves. The one thing polished off a whole feeder full of nuts
off, the doors spread wide open and we did spend our money on, however, in one day, greedy little blighters. I
the garden is in full bloom. As I write, was chicken wire in industrial think now it’s warmer I’ll have to
our resident starling is raising her quantities, in an attempt to thwart stop feeding them or we’ll bankrupt
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