A beast in the orchard and some fedging5 Mar 2022
Some hedging and fedging has taken place, completing the actions from one grant and achieving a milestone in another. Plus the beast was let loose in the new orchard area.
Fixing some storm damage
We had set up an outdoor covered enclosure for the chickens, but with the recent storms this was left in a rather sorry state so reinforcement was required.
Progress on our Transpennine Express grant
Part of our successful grant application to Transpennine Express included planting some hedges along the boundaries of our livestock pens. This is the first stretch of approx 20m and we got the whole thing done in a day. We will do another run of hedging (possibly next spring) on the opposite edge of the same field.
Kelly's dad Dave was able to bring a digger on site to scrape the top off this pen and level it out to give us a better base for planting grasses suitable for geese, hopefully next year. Big shout out to Dave for spending his time in the digger on the farm in appalling weather to do this for us.
So what is a fedge?
A fedge is a hedge planted woven and shaped into a fence - obvious really! Ours is being planted as a screen around our composting loo.
A beast in the orchard!
For some time now we've been clearing a previously overgrown area to extend our orchard of fruit trees. It's been hard but now it looks great.
The farm is offered many things from people wanting to help, which is great, and we've been very lucky with sheds, polytunnels and greenhouses in the past. Recently we've been offered a very large greenhouse and so have decided to replace two of our small greenhouses.