As I've mentioned before, I've been keeping pigs on a bit of land near me for a couple of years, it's about three acres or so in size, and for the most part is a jungle of bramble, with a few trees and other undiscovered treasures, with the only clear bits, being where i've had the pigs. The pigs are currently running in a couple of paddocks, one with a sow and her seven young in it (about to be separated) and another with a pair of growers in, destined for the freezer.
Anyway, recently I got the chance to buy the field, and as it was too good a price to refuse, and the land is a couple of mins from my front door (and borders the shoot I work on, one side), I couldn't not buy it . . . .
So I now find myself the owner of three and a bit acres of ground, which i've decided to attempt to turn into a bit of a model small scale, eco small holding, both for fun and also with a longer term plan in mind
I've often mused upon what I would do with the scrap of land, if I owned it, and well. . . . now I do. So i've got a fair few plans, and a lot of work, but thought I might stick a bit of an on going thread on here, to chart the progress of the project, and also to glean any tips and advice.
So far I have ten pigs on the land. . . . and that's it. But over the last couple of days I have made a start on fencing the boundary, and clearing a space for a shed / barn.
At the moment, the plan is that with the help of my good mate Johnnyboy68, I'm going to build a 30 foot by 20 foot pole barn, with a roof up to about ten/twelve foot, hopefully within the next month or so.
I've also cleared a space for some fruit trees to go in, and am trying to choose where to stick a run for some poultry.
Exciting times ahead hopefully