Two weeks ago on Blanerne Farm we had a few visitors from Chihuahua, Mexico. Seven ranchers flew to South Africa to learn about Holistic Management from Ian. Tyler and I had the wonderful privilege to sit in on the classes and participate. There was a lot of new information about farming/cow ranching to take in, but I learned so much! I loved it! Ian is absolutely amazing and teaches so well! We had a great time visiting with the Mexicans and seeing some of Africa's greatest animals. There is nothing like receiving a hands-on education. I think my husband really got it right! We've been so blessed and the Mitchell-Innes family is so wonderful and we've enjoyed getting to know them.
This is a picture of Para, the backside of the farm.
Here Ian is showing us the difference in grass. The greater your stock density the more trample you will have on your grasses, which puts more carbon and energy back into the soil, giving you more soil coverage, which traps moisture, produces longer roots, and better grasses.
This is a photo of one of Ian's Boron Bull's. It's definitely Ty and I's favorite...we only wish they had them in the states!
Learning about different diseases, etc.
Ian is in the middle. He is showing the guys how harmful burning is to your soil and grass.
We took the Mexicans to Nambiti for a game drive. We had a GREAT time! They are a really fun group.
Here are some Kudu horns one of the Mexicans spotted on the game drive. So our tour guide decided to have some fun. Then he threw them in the back of the cruizer!