The barn and surroundings

Outside the barn we have built some wooden terraces which give us outdoor living spaces and also flat surfaces to work on. In 2013 a large retaining wall was added at the front to protect the foundations of the barn. Behind are now a number of raised beds for fruit and vegetable growing.

Copicing the woodland is a continual effort to preserve the pasture and supply firewood for the log burners. Plus building the retaining wall at the front of the barn to protect the foundations.

We spend more time outdoors than we do inside. If the weather is good enough to work outside we do so.

Twice a year the shepherds move the animals up and down to and from the high pastures. Snow lingers on the hill into the summer months. Foraging for food is fun.