Evening photo: Snowy weather in Yorkshire, England

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  • bob e

    nice frau ..

  • AlanUK

    Lovely scene but why so blue?

    • Frau Katze

      I don’t know. I did not take the photo.

  • Bataviawillem

    There is a lot of farm house for very little land.
    I say maybe two acres per house, which is to little to live of.
    AlanUK any explanation for that?

    • AlanUK

      This is only a guess because I do not know the area.
      (I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of photoshopping – after all, white snow with dry stone walls is not very interesting)
      From the picture, the farm seems to be for sheep. The gates between fields are OK for livestock but too narrow for large scale arable. I say sheep because the area is not likely to suitable for economic farming of cattle.
      As far as I can judge, there appears to be only 1 farmhouse (i.e. for domestic occupation): the one upper right of centre. If you look at the closest building, it has one opening high in the wall. It would be used for storage of winter feed or farm equipment. There are others that look similar.
      Thus, we appear to have 1 farmhouse with several small fields and several storage units. None of these are new (!) – the farm has made-do-and-mend with what was already there.
      (Have to go. Coming back later …)

    • AlanUK

      OK Back again after the semi-final of “Strictly Come Dancing” (the Original, UK version of “Dancing with the Stars” – you share 2 of our judges – Len and Bruno).
      A couple (or so) of extra thoughts:
      One of the out buildings will be a lambing shed – essential in the UK where lambing could be as early as January although it could be a month or 2 later in Yorkshire
      It is possible we are seeing 2 adjacent farms, sharing the same access road.
      The building of “dry stone walls” is a craft, verging on an art. “Dry” means without mortar – the stones are selected and placed such that they hold themselves together. The rock would be local, especially in Yorkshire. In some places they will be the accumulation of stones removed from the soil and subsoil of the fields. An apparently random arrangement of fields and walls will give sheep protection from extreme weather with the wind coming from any direction. A well built and maintained wall can last for centuries.

      • Bataviawillem

        I get it, not all farm houses for people but little barns or sheds.

        • AlanUK

          You’re there.