Wednesday 16 November 2016
The New Land
Took some photos today of the new land we have bought
This is field one its at the top of the woodland field I am planting up
Looking back across from the other side
Field number 2 this field is going to be divided into 4 paddocks with a 24ft field shelter in the middle, this is were the Alpacas will move to, they have been out there today for a look round but didn't stay long as there is no grass for them to graze, the wandered back into there old paddocks.
Field number 3, this field I would like to try and bring on for hay
Looking back from the other side, already a start has been made on re-taming the hedges, trees will stay everything else is getting cut down to encourage it thicken up from the bottom.
There is a gateway from 3 into 4 over the back,
Then into field number 5
these fields at the back go straight down to the forest boundary at the bottom
We plan to use these two fields for sheep.
At the bottom of the fields
Is a small wooded area
It looks like at one point it was a track
The previous owners called it the tunnel of love
Field number 6
Its called the gorse field as it has lots of gorse, we are going to move the bee hives over here, they are going to be tucked into pockets among the gorse to give them shelter, at the moment you cannot walk around the boundary of this field there is too much gorse and brambles, I want to try bringing the goats in here to graze on the brambles.
There is some fantastic views across the valley from the new fields.
There is a lot to do
The hedgerows between the fields all need serious attention
We also have to get fencing up between the fields, there is only strip of fencing dividing the top three fields from the middle fields but it is in poor condition.
There is also trees down from the forestry side coming across the land. We will have no shortage of firewood for years to come.
I was filling a water trough for the Alpacas this evening and looking back across towards the house I realised for the first time you can now see the house, buildings and poly tunnels, before we took down the trees you couldn't see the house at all.