What to do with this

This is the back of an outbuilding that we have.  Inside this we store the lawnmower and process the poultry but we’ve another idea for what we want to put in there.  I’ll post about that another time.
Today I am interested in the back of it.  What a waste of space.  It’s not as simple as it looks to find a solution though.  The sheep live here, so they will eat anything we plant.
Not only would the sheep eat anything, looking at the ground here, I’m not convinced we’re get a spade in it!

 Something, not sure what, is left over here.  There’s a semi circle that you can’t quite make out, but maybe something was planted in it years ago.  I’ll see if the neighbours know.

 Speaking of neighbours, I can’t put anything high in here as to the right we have the only part of our area that is overlooked by my lovely neighbours and I wouldn’t want to block their view.

So I am just not sure what to do here, it seems wasted and unloved.
If you stand with your back to the barn, you face our field, but before you get to the main field there is a mass of trees.  They are very pretty but in the way.  They will have been planted as a wind break or noise break but as we’re planting up the river bank with trees (which is directly behind these again), they aren’t required here.
The conker tree in the far left is very pretty
Access to the field is past the sheep, round the corner of the trees.
 We’re giving serious thought as what to do with these.  Some have come down an provided us with wood, others are being eaten by the sheep so will also come down.
Do we house animals in here, chickens, sheep, pigs, goats etc?  Do we pull them all down and turn it to grass to give us much needed extra grazing land?  The ideas go on.  It’s worth nothing there us a slope from the edge of the grass down to the field in which the trees are growing.  I’ll have a think over the weekend,  Have a good one everyone 🙂

Gym time (not for me!)

11 sleeps until my 2 weeks off!
Steven has been working away like a trooper on his latest adventure.  He’s always been one to try and stay in shape and over the years we’ve paid endless amounts in gym memberships which he has made more than effective use of.  However we’ve decided that now we have the space and to make it more efficient for us as a family to work together, that we should create the gym at home.  So in a corner of the big barn, opposite my lovely horse, he set about making a shell for the room which would house the gym equipment.  It didn’t take long before he had the frame up

I was supervising 🙂

followed by the slats to make the outside walls


and a door to be able to lock everything away on a night (the barn itself is locked so just extra precaution here) along with a roof so now it’s almost ready for the equipment.  Almost, after lights and carpet go down!

I think he should be enormously proud of himself for managing to do all of this by himself, as to be fair, I generally sat in the fishing chair and supported the build from the sidelines :D.

Duck update:  We popped her into the small dog crate which we kitted out with straw, duck feed and water after checking her leg thoroughly.  It’s not obvious where the injury is so we’ve put her in the crate which will restrict her movement and hopefully give her some much needed respite.  I can close the barn door and let her wander about in the barn in a day or 2, again in safety.  It won’t be tonight though, maybe tomorrow after 48 hours.  I’ve covered the crate partially with a horse rug so she feels safe.  Bless her.