Dad’s Diary 4: Henhouse and Heritage

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Dad’s Diary is just that – a selection of journal entries and blog posts written by a husband of one and father of four at some point over the last 20 years. In that time, the family has grown up and moved half way round the world, leaving the inner city for a small farm 12,000 miles away.

The first three podcasts in this series provided a glimpse of our old life in inner-city London. Today’s podcast, Henhouse and Heritage, is the first of a two-parter that balances those episodes with a story from our present life in rural New Zealand.

le Palais de Poulet - before

The well-worn playhouse

Palais en route

The cleaned-up chook house en route its new location

The Palais de Poulet

Hoisting and siting the chook house

Job done! Le Palais in place

The third attempt got it level and stable

The Finished Palais de Poulet - Version 2

The finished Palais de Poulet – outside

Inside the Palais de Poulet

The finished Palais de Poulet – inside

Men Came Voyaging

Local history books

Men Came Voyaging’ by Colleen M. Sheffield

Te rohe o Ngāti Whātua – Ngāti Whātua iwi area

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