We're a family of 4 based in the North East of England and welcome you to follow us on our frugal journey from street house to small holding, fast food to self sufficiency (well as much as possible) and shop bought to home made. The highs and lows will all be recorded with lots of pictures along the way. From livestock to veggies and rides out on the horses to countryside walks with the dogs, we plan on making the most of every minute.
Friday, 19 May 2017
What to do with this
This is the back of an outbuilding that we have. Inside this we store the lawnmower and process the poultry but we've another idea for what we want to put in there. I'll post about that another time.
Today I am interested in the back of it. What a waste of space. It's not as simple as it looks to find a solution though. The sheep live here, so they will eat anything we plant.
Not only would the sheep eat anything, looking at the ground here, I'm not convinced we're get a spade in it!
Something, not sure what, is left over here. There's a semi circle that you can't quite make out, but maybe something was planted in it years ago. I'll see if the neighbours know.
Speaking of neighbours, I can't put anything high in here as to the right we have the only part of our area that is overlooked by my lovely neighbours and I wouldn't want to block their view.
So I am just not sure what to do here, it seems wasted and unloved.
If you stand with your back to the barn, you face our field, but before you get to the main field there is a mass of trees. They are very pretty but in the way. They will have been planted as a wind break or noise break but as we're planting up the river bank with trees (which is directly behind these again), they aren't required here.
The conker tree in the far left is very pretty
Access to the field is past the sheep, round the corner of the trees.
We're giving serious thought as what to do with these. Some have come down an provided us with wood, others are being eaten by the sheep so will also come down.
Do we house animals in here, chickens, sheep, pigs, goats etc? Do we pull them all down and turn it to grass to give us much needed extra grazing land? The ideas go on. It's worth nothing there us a slope from the edge of the grass down to the field in which the trees are growing. I'll have a think over the weekend, Have a good one everyone :)