In and around Amorentia Estate

Hail Damage Feb 2016

Hail Damage Feb 2016

As reported in our previous newsletter, we have had an excellent rainy season. From the 1st December until 15th May we measured 2110mm in the Politsi Valley. 

In general, our crops look good. We are still recovering from the early 2016 hail storm, and we will only be back in production on the entire farm in 2018 again.

We have remained positive despite some very challenging times.

We endured hail, wind, drought, flooding, all in just over a year. 

River in flood

River in flood

Wind Damage 2017

Wind Damage 2017

We recently took part in the 20th Annual Cape Parrot count. The Endangered Parrots are seen daily at Amorentia feeding on Pecan nuts and wild plums. During the two-day count we only spotted 18 parrots, but the day after the official count there were 42 feeding in the Pecan tree outside our offices. That amounts to over 4% of the entire estimated population.

Some of the Amorentia staff and family enjoying the sunrise while waiting for the parrots to arrive.

As you can gather from our newsletter, we are extremely diversified. We would like to invite everyone to come and visit us at Amorentia and look at our website www.amorentia.co.za. Come and see what we do and enjoy some of our home-grown coffee with us.

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