Brrrr it’s cold outside; much colder than what we are used to even here in North Yorkshire! Its causing a few unexpected problems. Eleven problems to be exact!
Eleven tortoises have been hibernating in the shed. Nothing unusual there, they’ve been successfully hibernating in there for several years. It is their home for half the year. However with no sign of this cold snap ending and temperatures dropping well below zero the shed is now too cold for them to safely hibernate.
So what to do with eleven hibernating tortoises?
They need somewhere cold but not too cold, dry and sheltered to continue their hibernation. Somewhere that is easy to access. Not to mention somewhere big enough to keep all eleven!
The answer – the conservatory!
Much to Gretel’s disgust Gwen has turned the heating off in the conservatory and barred her access. The tortoises are all neatly stacked with their names on their boxes, sleeping the winter away.