Blogging Diary of the Farm
Just a few more photographs of the field before and after the drainage work. The images are not from exactly the same position, but should give an idea of the work carried out and the improvement.
Firstly, viewing the entire field, it is possible to see the extent of the wet area at the bottom of the hill.
... an abundance of rushes.
Now, post drainage, it is possible to see the lines of the new drains.
(note also our lovely field of hay/haylage in the making)
The ground is now much drier; with more grass growth and fewer rushes.
Our turning area / car park is also completed.
The ground works to re-establish a functioning access road to the paddocks has begun, and is making significant progress.
At the end of day 2, the burn crossing has been refurbished, the vegetation has been cleared from the roadway, and the bottom layer (type 3) has been spread and compacted.
Compare the before and after photographs below.
... and the view from the field back towards the road
After what seemed like a long-long time, the legal aspect of our land purchase has been completed.
The missives are signed, and we are a step closer to taking posession at the beginning of June.
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