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Stanley has a mate!!

Last spring while at Harrogate Flower Show we spotted,on one of our favourite stalls, a stag made from recycled salvage, we'd had our eye on a giraffe for several years for in our small wooded area, so glad we waited as I think Stanley is much better suited to the spot, so after a dodgy trip down the motorway to fetch him here he is last spring in his new home image




We went to the autumn show and asked the stallholders if they could make us a doe to go with the stag, they're made by a zimbabwean man in his spare time, so after another trip down the motorway Stanley has a mate, meet Doreen.


 They're now in their winter home as now the leaves have fallen they are a bit to easily seen from the road, would hate for them to disappear.




  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Oh kathy, they are absolutely gorgeousimage.  Lucky youimage

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Kathy they are wonderfulimage
  • Gorgeous - and they won't bark the trees or eat the roses either image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • It's fairly obvious from your pic who wears the trousers thoughimage

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,838

    They're great and you"re right to move them to winter grazing.  

    I love what the Zimbabweans can do with scrap metal.   I have a collection myself but keep to smaller birds - guinea fowl mostly but recently picked out a crane and a heron for my birthday.   

    They're good with soap stone too.   This was our Xmas present to ourselves last year.



    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    Thankyou everyone glad you like them image

    obelixx we have a heron too!! I'll post a picture laterimage, since having him the real herons haven't visited at all and this year we actually saw our fish, usually they're hiding in the depths of the pond.

    That is a lovely sculpture!! My sort of thingimage

    Such a talented man, I wouldn't know were to start! this gentleman was sponsored by the company who sells these to move to the UK he made them to sell at  the garden shows while he found a job, he now has a welding job and makes these in his spare time sometimes working till midnight in his garage, his wife has also been to university here and also works , well done to them both image

    Thing is he's going to have a go at a few fawns next year!! noooo how will we resistimage

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    You won'timageimage.

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  • What marvellous deer studies! Love the soapstone statuette, too! My tiny mid-town mid-terrace garden would never accommodate anything as large, but I'm on the lookout for modestly-priced terracotta tortoises or non-vegetarian rabbits!!  

  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    Lesley and Hollie I think you're right lol image

    Thankyou David, Jo and Runny image

    David they did have a much smaller little pig on the stall in the autumn he was quite cute, made from salvage the same as ours.

    Runny we have been trying to think of a way to secure them concrete chain etc but the allotments aren't far from our wood and they've been broken into many times even with a heavy chain the thieves just come with bolt cutters, and that's just to steal the taps!!! so yes think we'll stick to moving them in the winterimage, shame there isn't a way to electrify them image.

    Here's a couple of pictures of our heron, yep you've guessed Henry lol.





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