Thursday 24 November 2016
The Lie Of The Land
I was asked if I could show the layout of the land and everything in relation to each other
well here you go
Marked in red is the original area of 5 acres we bought,
Blue shows the new 15 acres we have purchased
The long bit at the top is the driveway
This shows the layout as it is now, House and Cabin in yellow on the right surrounded by garden area, the blue building in the garden is a barn Martin is converting to a workshop, the other blue building on the side of the house is another barn we use for storage.
the blue lines is fencing we have put up, top left shows the woodland I am planting, next to it is the goats and then the pigs, the area in front of the pigs is the vegetable fruit garden with nut trees off to the side bordering the drive, all the small paddocks are used by the alpacas and the lambs when we had them, small orchard and bees in the bottom paddock, Chickens nearest to the house, all gates are the pink dashes there is a lot of gates, the pink dots show were the cherry trees are going to be planted. Oh and that green circle is the willow dome.
This is the plan of what we have in mind
Poultry to be expanded, to egg layers, meat birds and turkeys all moved to the bottom paddocks, the barn at the side of the house is removed and relocated to the poultry fields, house to be extended, a pond to be put in, two top paddocks are turned over for crops to feed livestock. The ? well I have an idea as all this area is to be Incorporated into the garden I would like to plant up an evergreen maze. Two unmarked paddocks used for lambing, or livestock holding areas.
The fields at the back, the bees get expanded and moved over to the gorse field, the other two fields will be used for sheep, the middle field is to be divided up into 4 rotating paddocks with a field shelter in the middle for the Alpacas, a field for hay and a field for spare grazing,
That's the plan now we need to put it into action,, there is a lot to do fencing all has to be replaced, hedges restored, in a few weeks the big 24ft field shelter arrives and we have to set up water catchment as well.