OK - I don't have any pictures at the moment, so a description will have to suffice for now. I have a piece of land approximately half an acre, on which sits a barn with stabling and a workshop area. I kept pigs on the paddock area for some time and did a lot of damage to that area. The land slopes to the North and the East and the barn is at the Western end although there is a small area behind the barn as well. My long term plan is to hedge around the plot plant up a forest garden orchard, have a small piece for more conventional growing, and probably keep the centre as paddock for bad weather grazing for the ponies. I have just stumbled across the idea of swales and have now adapted my plans to include swales - although I am still struggling slightly with the best position for these. I am currently thinking on the South side, to have a row of mixed hedgerow for windbreak, with a swale on the inside of that, and then plant the swale mound as wlel. At the Eastern end, there is a small fenced area (approx 80ft by 30 ft) which is the area I intend to use for my forest garden. I am thinking a swale uphill of that and possible another inside the bottom hedge. Probably not describingthat verey well - I will have to draw a plan to add to this. I guess the immediate goals for this year are to mark out the lines of the swales, get digging those in the hopes to have at least some of it done before the autumn, plant up some hedgeing and start the first phase of main planting of fruit trees/bushes. If I can get that lot done in 2018 I'll be happy as I have repairs to do to the barn as well.