The Park field is the first field on my fencing priority list. I wrote about this field in Pasture Tour–Lower Fields. The park is dubbed thusly because there is (oddly) a park bench way back in there at the back of the field. The park connects to the goat yard with a gate, and there is also a gate that opens to the area in front of the driveway so you could get in there with a tractor without going through the other fields. There is a creek crossing, so that is one of the issues that needs solved before I put animals here. This field will be part of the sheep rotation. The arrows in this photo point to the direction from here to the studio and house. The park is not far off the end of the driveway.
Currently, the park is actually part of the upper pastures in the sense that there is no fence dividing the park from the first upper pasture. I think that makes no sense and I want another lower field for the sheep, so in this photo you can see the line where I intend to divide the park from the first upper pasture with a fence.
Though now, a few months later (the above photo was created during my initial planning stages), I’ve about decided to place the fence at the bottom of that bank rather than at the top, for various convenience reasons. I better make up my mind soon!
The Park doesn’t have any structures, but I will be adding a simple shelter for the sheep to get out of the rain. NOT THAT THEY WILL USE IT. But it will make me feel like a benevolent farmer.
It rained yesterday morning, and again later in the day, with some sprinkles throughout, but the superboys Sean and Sean worked like troopers in the damp field. They will be back again today to do what they can do in more rainy weather. Here you can see where the Park field is being connected up to the back of the goat yard.
That is new fencing done yesterday.
There is still a lot to be done to finish this field, but the sheep are going to love it. The view of the farm from this field is beautiful. The sheep are so lucky!
In other news yesterday, I got my paperwork in the mail from my accountant who is helping me set up my business.
I will soon be officially Chickens in the Road, Inc. (Recently, I filed for my business certificate for Sassafras Farm, which is being folded into Chickens in the Road, Inc. as a division.) This is all part of my business plan for the studio.
It’s spring! Things are moving along!