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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We had a wonderful weekend.. It was wonderful having breakfast out on the balcony.  Here are some of the birds we saw on the block over the weekend.

Wood duck, White faced heron striped(?) pardolote, spotted pardolote, red winged wren, splendid wren, yellow rumped  thornbills, western garygone,red wattle bird, western spine bill, New Holland Honeyeater, Brown Goshawk, Australian Magpie, Western Rosella, Ring Necked Parrot,Tawny Frogmouth, Willy Wagtail, Australian Raven, Australian Reed-Warbler, Shining Bronze Cuckoo,Silver eye.

Cheers Robyn Garetin, Linden and Morgan

The birds we saw over a weekend