Blessings # 15 – O is for Outbuildings

According to one of my friends happiness is a small house (so fairly quick to tidy and clean) plus outbuildings for playing in. Well I sometimes wish my house was a bit smaller or at least had a different layout but I am rich in outbuildings.

There is a shed on the veg patch to store all my gardening stuff. It has enough room in it to be able to sit but I want to make some double doors so that I can look out whilst taking a break.

My woodshed is big enough to not only store the wood that has been cut to size, but the longer lengths, dumpy bags of kindling and sawdust, AND still have room for the sawhorses so that wet days can be used to cut and chop for the fires.


Opposite are two sheds we originally built to house poultry but which are now used to store garden furniture and things like fence posts.

Next there is the workshop with all the woodworking stuff. It is gloriously large with space to lay things out on the floor or the big bench.


Adjoining the house and accessed from the car port is what used to be the garage – until the double doors literally fell off in my hands when I tried to open the wicket door in them and we had the opening blocked up. It is now a sort of utility room and general domestic junk store. Once the new utility room is fitted out I can finish going through it all. The builder should have been coming any day now but of course….


Above it is a loft space which I use as my craft studio. Yesterday I emptied a chest of drawers up there to swap it with another one. I really should have taken the photo before doing that! I am using the lockdown to get on with spring cleaning , which always results in rearranging and until it is all finished chaos reigns!


Add in the greenhouses and I am spoilt for choice for places to play whatever the weather.

11 thoughts on “Blessings # 15 – O is for Outbuildings

  1. Laurie Graves April 9, 2020 / 12:55 pm

    Holy cats! You have a fantastic selection of outbuildings. And it looks as though they are all put to good use.


    • Going Batty in Wales April 10, 2020 / 10:56 am

      They are a bit OTT but very useful and I do enjoy them

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  2. DawnGillDesigns April 9, 2020 / 4:55 pm

    Blimey – that’s serious outbuildings, and woodstorage. And Thanks for all those comments I think I have seen them all now. hope you have planned your more challenging letter posts 😉


    • Going Batty in Wales April 10, 2020 / 10:53 am

      Thank you Dawn. All the letters are planned – you will just have to wait and see what I have chosen

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  3. Rayna April 9, 2020 / 5:12 pm

    I’m utterly jealous! Especially of your fantastic woodshed. What a brilliant thing to have room to put the sawhorses as well.
    Your place is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing.


    • Going Batty in Wales April 10, 2020 / 10:52 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I am indeed lucky – my husband reckoned buil;ding a big shed was very little extra work than a small one and we had the space.


  4. anne54 April 10, 2020 / 7:17 am

    Not only do you have a wonderful number of sheds and out houses, but you have kept them all so tidy!


    • Going Batty in Wales April 10, 2020 / 10:50 am

      I do try to be tidy because it annoys me to waste time hunting for things but there was also some selectivity in where I stood to take the pictures!


  5. tialys April 11, 2020 / 7:35 am

    That is just the sort of property we’ll be looking for when we move back to the U.K. – although I don’t hold out too much hope as we will still have to be fairly close to my husband’s workplace so can’t be too remote.


    • Going Batty in Wales April 11, 2020 / 9:46 am

      When muy husband died friends persuaded me to look at moving closer to one of my children who live in Basingstoke and Luton. For what I could get for this place I could afford a one bedroom flat with no garden in a reasonable but not brilliant area. That wasn’t the only reason I decided to stay put but it was certainly part of it! Good luck with your house hunt. Maybe one of the consequences of this lockdown will be on the housing market and your options may be better.


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