Denise: As afternoon has turned to evening, two days of wind and rain have finally given way to clear skies – and a chance to get outdoors. The air is heavy with the scents of autumn, and the sodden grass is no longer growing vigorously enough to feed our little flock of five Scots Dumpy chickens: moving their ark twice a day would make little difference. In Greenhouse No 1 the harvest is all but done: the courgettes finished nearly a fortnight ago and the plants cleared ; the last of the tomatoes (from this greenhouse at least) was picked earlier today ; and after carrying a trug of big green peppers into the kitchen, there’s sufficient space for the Scots Dumpies. J helped carry a spare, smaller hen-house indoors, and then the Scots Dumpies themselves. They’ll get through the winter just fine in there: Centre Parcs for hens!