Position of farms
La Rochelle yellow
Stoetvlei light blue
Eighty grazing camps al with good water alows for excelent grazing systems for at least ten heards
Two of the three pivits and the river
Google earth is not up to date. Our winter feed pivot is in the centre of these two and this photo was taken when the Lucern lands where just established. They are now in their third year of production. 98% SA Standard and 2% Super Aurora.
After stopping all forms of irrigation for nearly 12 years, we started up 2 pivots in 2010 and then another one in 2012. Two with lucern for storage for times of droughts and one for winter grazing. And this year (2015/16) it has proved to be a real GOD SEND.
Grass, clover pastures at the homestead with the house and flat attachment, big shed, sale complex and the fabulous crawls and handling facilities. A new big shed was erected for all implants, not shown on the photo.
Driefontein’s yard and fountain dam with excilent Bass fishing
All over the farms streams from the hills are dam’ed up to flood the veld.
One of the two big dams in the river with extra masses of feed
Another dam with more masses of summer feed
Partial photo of the house before the new flat extension and part of the lands
Part of the house before the built on flat.
Spruit in Winter. Even in Winter the weir holds a vast amount of water. (Driefontein)
Spruit running over. 22/1/2011 (Driefontein)
22/1/2011 Weir running over (Driefontein)
River Flowing (La Rochelle)
One of the weirs where we used to pump to irrigate (Stoetvlei)
The excellent state of our veld due to good grazing systems. (Driefontein)
Young bulls at the river. (La Rochelle)