January 2018

During 2017 we concentrated on preparing ourselves for the challenge ahead. We now have 8 acres of land to develop; some will be devoted to camping, some will continue to provide valuable habitat to local wildlife and some will be used by our farm animals. The land has been grazed most recently by sheep and all the fields are enclosed by established Devon hedgerow. The River Thrushel runs at the bottom of one of our fields and the river bank provides opportunities for fishing.

We've already started work on  maintenance and improvements:

  • repairs to an outbuilding roof
  • chimney swept to remove nests
  • logs delivered for wood fire in lounge
  • oil delivered for central heating
  • shrubs pruned and bulbs planted in the garden
  • decorating in the lounge and bedrooms
  • repairing gates
  • trimming overgrown hedges and trees
  • clearing space for our chicken run and coop
  • redecorating the lounge
  • replacing outside lighting
  • installing bird feeders
  • registering with authorities so we can keep sheep and pigs