What to do with that lane?

The smallholding at Ffos Yr Ewig was originally a much larger farm but as often occurs the surrounding land was sold off to neighbouring farmers and the house with a smaller piece of land sold as a smallholding. This consequent sale meant the flat level lane into the farm could no longer be used and a steep twisty track put in to the south – great fun in the snow.

Anyway what to do with this ‘dead end lane’ – well the addition of 300 tons of soil & shale dug out from beside the cow yard had raised the level sufficiently to provide a dry level surface. Either side of the lane are fields so I had a brainwave, why not build pig arcs down the length of the lane, making feeding and watering easier (as all on concrete!) with access gates out to the fields so the piggies get to play in all the muddy bits!

So work commenced :

First the concrete base was laid (under the watchful eye of Kez!)  then the walls built up using 9″ concrete blocks – this was the sows & boars house! thought I’d build it strong!

The addition of a couple of coats of render, an angled timber roof, a concrete path, an extra yard area for feeding and fencing and its nearly done!