The Month of September has brought a lot of change on the farm – 99 km wind speeds, rain, new flush green grass and hopefully our last snow for the year.
Up to date, 23 new Nguni calves have been born – all with their own unique colours and patterns. They are doing very well considering the strange weather we have experienced.
The Eland herd is also standing proud with 6 new additions to the herd. The Wildebeest, Blesbuck, Fellow Deer, Zebra and smaller antelope will start giving birth in the next 2 – 3 months.
Our resident Blue Cranes and Secretory Birds have also started nesting.
The trout dam water levels are high and the aquatic life has sprung to life. We are stocking the dams in the beginning of October.
We are very excited to announce that we are working on a new website that should be launched by the end of October. The new version will be mobile friendly and also include a blog.
Ogram’s 4-star country house got a new lick of paint and a lot of maintenance work was done on this historic 110-year-old building this winter. All the renovations are done to the original style and design of the building to maintain its atmosphere of a bygone era.
Hlega Manzi Self Catering house was quite busy over the last few months and the waterfall in front of the house is running strong.
The warmer days are here and our guests are enjoying cooling down in the rock pools in the Elands River stream.
Now that spring is here and summer is knocking on the door, there is a lot that needs to be done on the farm. From planting grass seeds for the 2017 winter bales to the big project of getting our farm roads fixed.
There is never a dull moment when farming and every day brings a new challenge.
Remember to make your booking for the December school holiday in time, so that you don’t miss out on a fantastic break at Tillietudlem.