The Crofter has been busy. To improve the rough field he applied for a Crofting grant to put in field drains. After I had been on a land management course the potential of the ‘rough’ field has been envisioned and is a very current goal. Drainage was an issue so having sought advice, the grant was applied for. There use to be clay drains in the past in some parts but they have either been blocked or smashed. After a long, hot, dry summer giving a perfect opportunity to get the work done, the grant finally came through when the rains came.
Never mind, the tractor and/or trailer only got stuck a few times. The process is not quite half way but the satisfaction of seeing water coming out of the pipes already is something to be cheerful about.