More Pics from English Chick

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by English Chick, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    More pics (getting the hang of this now)

    Hope you like some of the pics of the thatched houses in our village...

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  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    isnt anybody going to look at them....boooo hooooo
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    those are gorgeous!!! I've always wanted a house like that....so they have thatched roofs??? How well does that hold up???
     
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Quote:very well indeed Cjean, you would usually replace every 25 years or so, but it is quite an artform in itself and fantastic to watch it being done...One had its thatch replaced last summmer. There are a lot more houses like those I posted in the village... very quaint and Olde Worlde
     
  5. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice. thx for sharing
     
  6. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I think you have some of the most beautiful countryside. I watch the travel channel and the BBC daily because I would so love to see it for myself. Thank you so much for posting the pictures, I would love to see more. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.
     
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    So 25 yrs??? I take it they hold up pretty well....I always thought that was the most awesome thing, I always wanted one of those old fashioned type homes. Almost like the ones off 'The Quiet Man'!!!! That, and a hobbit house from Lord of the Rings!!!! LOL!!! I'm jealous!!!
     
  8. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how lovely, thanks for sharing! i have been to England but only to London and Dover and just for a short time. hope to return one day!!
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I love thatched roofs. Especially the little Irish homesteads. How lucky that you live near some!! [​IMG]
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I heard that the thatch must be cut at a certain cycle of the moon or it does not last as well... is that true, or have you heard anything of the sort?
     

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