Amongst them have been 'Fiddlewood Farm", in honour of the five magnificent (well they will be once they've grown a bit) Fiddlewood trees we have planted.
But, RMan obviously wasn't convinced.
|The mosaic plot numbers I made earlier this year.|
Unobtrusive, but serving their purpose :)
"Got what"?, I asked in exasperation. RMan often does that - thinks of something, and shares a bit of inconsequential info on his thought process. Which causes me to question (and sometimes cross-question) him in order to extract the course of his mental wanderings, so that I can become part of the conversation.
"I've got the name for the farm", he replied, " Wind Hoek " (Windy Corner)! (honestly, there was an exclamation at the end of his pronouncement.)
How did he come to that name?
Well, his favourite tipple is Windhoek Lager...
|There is always a breeze of some sort on|
our farm - thank goodness,
for I don't do ironing! LOL
Very apt, RMan. I think it could be a keeper! :)
|Our smallholding is situated in the foothills|
of the Langeberg Mountains
So, then, I suggested "Foothills Farm" - because of our location in the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains.
I got a "Hmmmm" as a response.
Ten days ago, RMan suddenly turned to me and said, "I've changed my mind. Not Foothills Farm...
|You remember the two gabions which RMan scored|
at the auction ages ago, and which thought they
had been forgotten and have been gathering
I can live with that :)
So - scratching through the box of old tiles I had schlepped from our town house (I honestly did try and declutter, I did, I did - but maybe now you understand why we moved with 105 boxes of various sizes,), I found the wherewithal to make a mosaic of our chosen farm name to add to the entrance gate which RMan and John installed a few months ago.
RMan installed the name on Wednesday, and we had a naming ceremony, complete with respective favourite tipples...
|It is the first time that we have ever named the place|
we are living.
|1290.3 KwH in exactly one year|
A saving of ZAR9438.00 against the outlay cost of going off grid is more than 15% of the cost of our total solar system. At this rate our system will have paid for itself within 5 years :)
A sneak teaser for a post next week - I have some stupendously exciting news to share - but give me a little time... :)