The slope of the land is from top (south) to bottom (north) which is probably why I have always thought of the map "upside-down". Not shown on the map is the 100 metres of 2" pvc pipe that runs between paddocks 5 and 6 from the dam to a point in the windbreak near the new house.
1. A rough bit of pasture with very little topsoil. Used to be mainly blackberries. Eventually, the southern edge will also have a windbreak.
2. This is our dam, recently enlarged to around 4,500,000 litres.
3. When we first bought the place, this is where our garden was located. The reason was we could not afford the cost of irrigation pipe to reach 8 where our market garden was later located.
4. This is very rough ground and the eastern edge is a shallow gully. Water runs only during periods of heavy rain.
5. This paddock used to be combined with 6 and was used to cut hay and graze stock. The pasture is very productive.
6. The northern half of this was developed as the second part of the market garden, though not for long. We had problems with water supply as the dam was insufficient in size. The shed near the windbreak was where the goats sheltered until we started a flock of laying hens. Later it was used for penning sheep prior to shearing. Currently, it's unused, but will no doubt be used for sheep again down the track.
7. The neighbour's dam. While it straddles the boundary between the properties, the rights to this water were assigned to the neighbouring land as part of the contract when we bought the place.
8. This was the site of the original half acre of market garden and is now the new home site. The circular object in the top right hand corner is the water storage tank for the potable water used in the house. The long strips at the bottom represent the remaining garden beds that we use for vegetable and small fruit production.
9. This is the half acre subdivided off from the main acreage. The land is poor with rock close to the surface.