Those who know the farm are aware that the dirt track separates the main farm area from the cow shed and pig pens. Several years ago we purchased The New Land, adjacent to the cow sheds but separated by the river. The New Land valley stretches into the hills and jungle. With no bridge we have been unable to take a bike or truck across the river to round up the cows or provide land maintenance…until now! At long last we have built our ford which, discreetly located, provides road access to The New Land.
We constructed it from dark brown concrete and it blends seamlessly into the surrounding river banks and land. It also makes for a small waterfall ( and probably something like Niagra during the wet season!) and provides a pleasant spot to relax in cool surroundings (especially in the hot season…watch this space because we are thinking about putting a sala on the far bank!)). It has taken us three years because the ford could only be made when the river was at its' lowest level, which was about one month ago and every year up to now we’ve been caught out by early rains! Now the entire farm is accessible by truck and I just think of how many kilometers walking this is going to save!
8/7/2013 04:30:44 pm
Cheryl remembers the last time that went went across the river for the trek, we got soaked before we started! Nice one Ae, and we love the way you have merged it so well into the surroundings. Cheers. Chris.
8/7/2013 04:34:23 pm
Sorry Ae forgot to ask you if you have built the new room where the dog kennels used to be?
8/7/2013 04:46:38 pm
Paulline says to say that she will stay this side of the river and eat Thai Green Curry with Joy!
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