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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #240 on: August 11, 2014, 08:47:15 am »
Ok, some more pics...

The mountain...
Fire on the slopes
The morning views and the birds waiting for brekkie!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #241 on: August 11, 2014, 08:49:39 am »
Some more of the birds...
Our fruit orchard.
The main bamboo grove...
and a pretty.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #242 on: August 11, 2014, 08:50:49 am »
Teaching the little dog to fetch... the big dog helping in the matter!
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #243 on: August 11, 2014, 08:51:35 am »
That is proper living.May it continue

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #244 on: August 11, 2014, 08:53:05 am »
Marking new roads, and building them...

Staking out the new orchards....
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #245 on: August 11, 2014, 08:55:07 am »
The front porch...

Drying wood and growing stuff...

More fields being cleared...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #246 on: August 11, 2014, 09:33:04 am »
That is really pretty there M, you guys are living in heaven, but lots of hard work I know.  I grew up in the Barberton area and some of my fondest memories are of the Lowveld.  Nothing anywhere else in the world smells like it.   
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #247 on: August 11, 2014, 12:12:30 pm »
That is really pretty there M, you guys are living in heaven, but lots of hard work I know.  I grew up in the Barberton area and some of my fondest memories are of the Lowveld.  Nothing anywhere else in the world smells like it.   

Would love to live there, we only get to visit for a few days every now and again... my Mom is the "manager" there and she loves it!  :)
She gets all the daily things done and we get to appreciate all her and the guys hard work...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #248 on: August 11, 2014, 04:16:15 pm »
Looking stunning Judes! :thumleft:..... I can see a lot of hard work has happened here.... wish my place was so far progressed as yours! :drif: It's always so satisfying seeing your labours bearing fruit and developing.... :3some:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #249 on: November 04, 2014, 03:25:38 pm »
Very nice I will bring the chocolates
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #250 on: November 04, 2014, 04:21:41 pm »
... there is great riding around there... :)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #251 on: November 04, 2014, 04:28:39 pm »
Ok, so, I attended a grafting course and learnt everything (Mmmmm) about grafting Mac's and other stuff...
Was fantastic, had Lewellin Bolt as my teacher for the day.  
He is the founder of the Mac industryin SA, started working with them in the 50's and built the industry to where it is today.
What an amazing guy.  Between him, and Bill (a friend who is a retired seed scientist, and worked with Lew from when they were 18) Mom and I were swamped with information.
So, now, the sticks have been prepared for grafting in a few weeks time, and in the meantime, we (Mom and I) have air layered a few fruit trees and others trees...

So 800 trees need grafting before the end of the year... and then 2000 next year... all ready in the nursery!  
We (mom) is having such terrific success in the nursery with Macadamia seedlings,  that we are being asked to grow for others... so we may have to extend the tree nursery!

All is going great.  

Oh, and we bought a tractor!  A RED one!  :)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #252 on: November 04, 2014, 04:34:31 pm »
cool, the red ones are faster.

congrats on all these developments
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #253 on: November 04, 2014, 05:55:28 pm »
Ok, so, I attended a grafting course and learnt everything (Mmmmm) about grafting Mac's and other stuff...
Was fantastic, had Lewellin Bolt as my teacher for the day.  
He is the founder of the Mac industryin SA, started working with them in the 50's and built the industry to where it is today.
What an amazing guy.  Between him, and Bill (a friend who is a retired seed scientist, and worked with Lew from when they were 18) Mom and I were swamped with information.
So, now, the sticks have been prepared for grafting in a few weeks time, and in the meantime, we (Mom and I) have air layered a few fruit trees and others trees...

So 800 trees need grafting before the end of the year... and then 2000 next year... all ready in the nursery!  
We (mom) is having such terrific success in the nursery with Macadamia seedlings,  that we are being asked to grow for others... so we may have to extend the tree nursery!

All is going great.  

Oh, and we bought a tractor!  A RED one!  :)

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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #254 on: November 05, 2014, 07:43:59 am »
Little Red (the 650 KLR) and Big Red (the tractor) will be bed mates!

Maybe we can breed some middle reds..
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #255 on: November 05, 2014, 09:47:58 am »
Nope the result will only be PINKS  :imaposer:
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #256 on: November 05, 2014, 12:32:18 pm »
Not too bad then... :)
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #257 on: January 14, 2015, 12:15:33 pm »
So, the best news ever!  All the trees Mom and I grafted over the holidays have taken.  Our little course seems to have paid off.  So we grafted a few avo trees and air-layered the pear trees.

Some pics of the Mac's in the green house.

The large ones are ready for grafting, the medium ones will be ready in spring, and the others are still baby's...
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #258 on: January 14, 2015, 12:17:09 pm »
Some pics of flowers on the farm.
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Re: Mark and Mal's fabled farm...
« Reply #259 on: January 14, 2015, 12:20:14 pm »
Our mountain and Mark's bonsai's!  The better ones are on display on the veranda.
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