Time of the year

The Western Cape in South Africa is a Winter rainfall region. Most crops like barley, wheat and canola are sown in Autumn. There is activity on the land in soil preparation and sowing.


During the Winter rainfall period grass grows and farmers in the Overberg harvest it for silage. Some farmers bale the hay; others harvest the grass fresh, dump it between two ground walls; sprinkle salt on and compact with a tractor every layer and cover the top with plastic. Quite labour extensive but the end result …

Aloe flower in the garden

The Western Cape is a Winter rainfall area. The aloes originating from this part of the world are flowering. This picture is a severely cropped and enlarged part of the original photo.