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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peppercorn 'party tree'

Dad has made a big symbolic step forward in his dream of having a 'hobbit house'. He has planted the "Party Tree".

According to Wikipedia, the Party Tree from Tolkien's writings is "a tree that grew near the Bag End in the Shire. During the renowned party held by Bilbo Baggins in S. R. 1401, a huge tent was build around it, where the main guests were assembled".

So, it needed to be planted somewhere level and to be of a kind that would grow fast in the dry conditions. We decided upon a peppercorn tree as it looks nice and should be a great feature shade tree out in the paddock for the sheep. :-)

dads peppercorn party tree - 2

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