No amount of careful preparation can protect against damage like this, and we woke up to find that a huge piece of our largest tree had come down. Amazingly it missed both chicken houses, and the tipi poles, but our poor tree is looking rather sorry this morning, as it has a huge gap in one side. Thankfully other than a torn polytunnel door, we don’t have any other damage.


We’ll certainly not be short of firewood in 2 winters time, but this was such a lovely tree, and now I think we’ll have to get it looked at, as its very one sided, and the one remaining side is right above the stables..


A close shave. Other than crushing the hen shelter, its amazing that the tree missed everything.