The barn: before and after

Fraser and I spent this (Sunday) afternoon putting the finishing touches to our barn at the Earth Trust farm, all ready for the first two goats to arrive next week. When we first saw the barn, in December 2014, it looked very different. North Farm, where we are based, came into Earth Trust's hands a few years ago and the barns hadn't been used for a long time and were in need of some tender loving care. Our barn hadn't been used to keep animals in...well, actually, we don't know how long! It must have been decades. In the meantime, it was being used to store props and scenery from a local amateur dramatics society and for various bits of farm machinery. It had got really dirty and the door w

The goats are coming!

Our first goats are going to be collected on January 30th so this month our attention is focused on lots of activities to make sure we are ready for when they arrive. Our barn at the Earth Trust farm has had lots of work done to it to transform it into somewhere fit for keeping goats. First we had to clear out all the things that have been stored there during the years it has been empty, which included lots of old scenery and props from a local amateur dramatic society. We moved sofas, suitcase, pots of paint and staircases, to name a few! Then we swept out all the dirt that had built up over time and fixed the various holes in the walls and door that might let wild birds or draughts come in

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