Trout Farm on the Horizon

Exciting times at the Balbarrup Lake!  Several  trial tanks have been set up at the dam to grow on trout juveniles.  All is looking good and next week building will commence on the holding dam just below the 15 acre Balbarrup Lake.  The project will based on the aquaponics model, which is considered the world’s most efficient use of water ( Wilson 2006).  Water from the lake will go through the trout tanks, then onto a hydroponically grown vegetable crop where the nutrients from the trout will ensure the crop is organic.  After returning into the holding dam, the water will then be used on the property’s nectarine orchard.

The good news for trout fishing is that there will plenty of trout for Clover Cottage guests to fish!

Site for New Holding DamJuvenile trout

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Hear from our guests

30/6/12

Perfection is the only word to describe our stay!  So peaceful, quiet and healing surrounded by nature, birdsong.  The bleating of the sheep and the occasional “hello” from  Edith the donkey.  Crisp and dewy mornings to be seen as we snuggled  in our bed, the electric blanket as real bonus.  The welcoming smell of freshly baked bread on arrival and Floyd checking in each morning on his rounds- what more could you ask for.  We will be back!

Wayne and Janina Fouckner