Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.
The clearing out of the Silo continues as the repair work starts in earnest. These items were amongst many found whilst clearing out the window on the south side.
Over the years it had been stuffed with barbed wire and metal, we thought, as a way to stop the animals (sheep, cows) getting to close to this window, but once we started to clear the larger debris, we found buried in the mud beneath all this rubbish, several; old boots and some metal tools. The large chain and leather straps are interesting as we piece together what belongs to the Silo and what is other farm ephemera.
The window has a window sill and we believe that the stonework around it has been added later to once again stop the stock going to close.
Find Out More About Cragend
Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.