First Things First…

OK, those poor chooks need drier land, so today I spent an astronomical amount of money on guttering. Crazy prices! Even with a hefty trade discount, the bits of plastic guttering came to almost £140.

Luckily Jon is a builder, so he can get them fitted around his other work. This will take the bulk of the water away from the barn and hopefully prevent future quagmires. Then the toxic slime is going to have a patio of sorts laid on top, using rocks that the pigs have upturned during their forages.

Next up, we’re putting a water butt on each downpipe and land drains to move any overflow water away from the barn altogether, this stage will have to wait though as the guttering has left quite a hole in my pocket.

We’re still working on the design front, I’ll be sure to put pics up as soon as we have something more substantial than some incoherent scribbles on the back of an envelope.


About HedgeComber

A Field-to-Fork food blogger based on a small farm in Cornwall, UK.
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