Our new planted food forest needs a few years to grow before it will give any protection against the harsh winds we have here, so we needed to do something so our children can play outside protected against the worst of the wind.
So we have decided to turn this pile of straw into a sort of protective fencing.
We chose a spot direct beside the playtent of the children and beside the caravan. This spot is also already some what protected by a large stone building, so we only needed to close 3 sides with the straw bales.
We used the Tractor with front end loader to put the straw bales in place.
After closing two sides we brought a few tractor buckets of sand to make a hill in the middle. Our children love to play with sand.
After that we closed the last side leaving a small hole where we can walk trough.
We finished this project just in time, because that night we had a snow storm. The branches standing up are “trees” our oldest planted. He makes his own “food forest”.