Farmlet Facts

Land Area:

5.8HA / 14.3 acres


The writing is a bit small I know. If you are like me and resisting bifocals you can click to enlarge.

The writing is a bit small I know. If you are like me and resisting bifocals you can click to enlarge.

Read about Giselle’s Folly here.

Read about the Orange Grove here.

Read about the Bottom Paddock here.

Read about the Strip Paddock here.

Residents on site:

At CEDARS house: Chrissy B, The Forbearing Husband, Favorite Stepson, Kitty-Pop, Maisie and Nina.

At KRAGBOLS house: Deborah and Stephen.

CEDARS House Floor Plan:

CEDARS house plan.

CEDARS floor plan — approximate only.

Fruit trees on site:

  • Lemons x 3  (1 Lisbon, 2 Meyer)
  • Navel oranges x 30
  • Blood Orange x 1
  • Tangerine x 2
  • Tangelo x 1 (I think — it has the little bump thing)
  • Grapefruit x 1: Planted on CEDARS side of Upper Meadow in July 2016.
  • Pomelo x 1
  • Mandarins x 3 (are some tangerines?)
  • Lime x 2: Original lime (Bearss?) has quite a bit of citrus borer. GP says it will probably survive though. Succession lime (Tahitian) was planted north side of Top Paddock shelter belt in September 2016.
  • Kaffir Lime x 1: Planted near chicken run August 2016. And subsequently destroyed in July 2017 by a falling shelter belt tree.
  • Figs x 2: The third fig, which was planted right next to the deck about 3 feet from CEDARS house, was removed by DFM in August 2016, and re-removed after it grew back by SB and RWC.
  • Pears x 2
  • Apples x 3: The older one by the orange grove looks in very poor condition. HB says ditch it and start again; most recent planted July 2016 on east side of chicken run is a Captain Kidd.
  • Plums x 2: The ‘Louisa’ is young and in good condition, ‘Whomping Plum’ is looking very sad.
  • Guavas yellow x 2
  • Guava red x 1
  • Olive x 1
  • Feijoas x 9
  • Pomegranate x 1 (not yet old enough to fruit, but identified by CRW)
  • Banana palm x 1 (ex- Uncle F, Riddell Rd Banana Republic)
  • Loquat x 2
  • Macadamias x 2 (both chain-sawed to the ground by B-Ps, but starting to make a come-back)
  • Tamarillo x 1 (yellow variety, was hit hard by frost in the 2015 winter) RIP 2016.
  • Kumquat x 1
  • Persimmon x 1: Being crowded out by the shelter belt in the chicken run, but freed by CB in August 2016 from the Totara seedlings that were also encroaching on it.
  • Cherimoya x 1 (between old bean fence and the Bottom Paddock fence, near fig tree)

Other random fruiting plants:

  • Grapevines x 2
  • Passionfruit vine x 1
  • Blueberry x 1
  • Boysenberry x 1