Seeing any cattle has been rare for me here so I asked my cousin to stop so I could take pictures of these.
I understand that you can still get your roof thatched here but the staw they use comes from somewhere like Bulgaria or Romania. I suspect it would be flax straw. That stuff is tough as iron when you’re trying to combine flax. Getting fax seed oil isn’t easy here either which I suspect is because flax isn’t grown here much, if at all.
Some buildings have slate roofs from quarries in the UK but they are rarer and the slate roofs to build now are very expensive. Clay tile is the most common.
It is just so wet that the buildings themselves have very little wood and the ones I see are mainly made of red brick.