Happy new year!
The goats are all happy and dry in the barn while we weather yet another storm. I’m certainly looking forward to some drier weather as the ground is saturated and the river really high.
2024 will be a year of planning as we hope to apply for some agroforestry grants ready for planting in 2025. With the greater extremes of weather (rain or drought) it seems that trees could be the solution to both problems providing shelter or shade for the animals and helping the soil and biodiversity at the same time. We hope to continue to expand the veg growing with Ellie keen to build on what she started last year.
Our house is slowly and steadily growing, keeping Ian busy most of the year.
Other plans include more visitors to the farm from schools and care trusts and hopefully setting up a meat box delivery scheme.