Horn finds a New Home in Hillcommon

Thursday 17th October saw an early start at Little Yarford Farmhouse, with the artist,  garden owners,  new owner of the Horn, and ‘the removal men’  (a team from Mark Butterfield Furniture) on site at 08.30 , AND it wasn’t raining!

Paul Ridge of Hazelmere, Hillcommon, is the new owner of the Horn of Plenty, and plans to install it on his land.

Paul said; ‘ When I first saw the Horn of Plenty I loved its shape, scale and how it looks different from every angle.’

The removal proved to be surprisingly straightforward (from a non participant),  although we nearly lost a man in the pond!

Although some of these pictures are blurred, I like them, and I was walking backwards at speed on wet grass!

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What a difference a day makes

24hrs later and there is blue sky, the sun is shining, and the acer is showing off its autumnal colours.

I was determined to finish today and with hard work, short breaks and Denise’s invaluable help, we eventually got there….

The Horn is now intact and fixed into the ground with U shaped hooks, whacked in with a club hammer…….even if this job did require my crawling into a black hole!

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Rain stops play

Arrived early today at Little Yarford Farmhouse in Kingston St Mary, and with my friend Denise’s help, managed to persuade the big end to become part of the overall structure…….several rests and a large bar of chocolate, and the horn of plenty was complete. We then filled in the internal gaps with black ground cover material,  had a quick game of hula hoop, and then attempted to insert the reinforcing rings before torrential rain persuaded us to go home. So far the weather forecast is looking good for tomorrow…..

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