With a big shed to convert into habitable accommodation, you’d think we’d have plenty to do without gardening. Regardless, we’ve spent the last few weekends clearing brambles and establishing footpaths through the piece of scrub woodland that we bought along with the barn.

Very satisfying when liberating trees from the brambles that have engulfed them – although I think we’re just establishing a breeding ground for stinging nettles.

Perhaps just a gentle start to our developments … ?