|The new fine seed planter|
Walking over the fields of Luyengo Farm today it’s hard to imagine what it looked like during the devastating hailstorms of December 2014. Hail in Swaziland comes in a range of sizes from frozen pea to golf ball. Pockmarked cars are a common sight. The hail damaged mature cabbages and killed seedlings. It separated the tops from carrots and beetroot. It left mud that overflowed the tops of wellies. As well as destroying the crops in the field it made planting impossible and so affected the farm for several months.
|Carrots ready for delivery|
|Luyengo Farm pork chops|
|Tiekie's beetroot & carrot washer|
With recent investment in new machinery, including a fine seed planter, and the farm achieving ever higher yields, the future looks bright. Plans are afoot to increase the piggery to 30 sows later this year - the current pigs can’t eat all the vegetable waste produced.