When Richard Met Harry

Meet Harry!  Harry the Hut is the latest addition to the Thurgarton Iron Works Shepherds Hut fold.  What a find!  Harry was discovered at a farm not too distant from Thurgarton in October 2007.  His early life began at "Temples" farm at Wells-Next-The-Sea but he moved to this locale some 32 years ago when the owner began rearing lambs as a teenager.

Henry meets Harry ...


A fine suitor for Miss Bottifont ...?!


And now for some close-ups ...

Harry's Rear Wheel ...



Oak Chassis Corner ...
 
Drawbar End ...

Front Wheel ...

Sliding Window Shutter (Inside) ...

Window Ventilator (Outside) ...

You can see that the undersides of Harry's turntable are smooth as the sheep have rubbed under here throughout his life.  Thanks to the grit and oil in their coats they have done a fabulous job of polishing the timbers - just one of the reasons I had to have Harry and this unique wood treatment feature!

And now for the long shot!  Harry relaxes in his perfect surroundings, safe in the knowledge that his foreseeable future is secure and with a little flutter in his old Shepherdy Hut heart at the thought of meeting Miss Bottifont ...



Harry the Hut Intermission.  In a rare moment of clarity here at Planet Thurgarton, we suddenly realised we were missing some vital players in our many ongoing Shepherds Hut adventures.  Sheep!  These wooly wonders of the lamb-walk kindly posed for us on location at Felbrigg Hall ...

To read the next Harry installment (Harry on the Move), click here!