Friday, November 13, 2015

Our Second Kangayam Cow

Today we bought our second Kangayam Cow (we named her EZHIL - AFKC002) along with its 12 months old heifer (we named her MULLAI - AFKC003/002-000).

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New arrival to our Farm

Today we bought our first Kangayam Cow (we named her AZHAGI - AFKC001), probably in her 4th pregnancy. Heard from the owner that it was inseminated with Tharparkar Semen stick and she is in her 6th month of pregnancy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

We are fencing our Areca Nut land

We will be planting Areca Nut in this 4 acres land. We have decided to fence this land as this land is very near to lake, Deers enter in to the field often. Fencing area is around 2000 sq ft and cost of the fencing per sq ft is INR 110.

Monday, August 31, 2015

We are digging Well

We tried drilling two  bore wells, one up to 800 feet and another one up to 600 feet. The water quantity was not sufficient and as it was a rocky surface area experts suggested to go for well. Today we have started digging well in the northern boundary of  our newly bought 5 acres farm and hope we will get sufficient water. The well size is 21 feet in east to west and 18 feet from north to south. We are planning to dig up to 60 feet as from our bore well experience we are certain that water table in that area is form 30 feet to 50 feet and after that its full of rocky surface with less or no water potential.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Red Banana Plantation

Today we have planted Red Banana  variety in one acre inorder to bring shade to Areca Nut spalings. We palnted Red Banana saplings in the distance of 6 feet. We are palnning to plant  Karpooravalli Banana variety in another 3 acres.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Areca Nut Cultivation - Kick start

We have decided to plant Areca Nut / Beetle Nut Trees in 4 acres. As per the guidance of KVK Salem, we have bought  around 4500 seedling (native Mettupalayam variety) from Karumandurai Horiculture Nursery.  We have brought the same to our farm and are kept under 40 by 40 shade net (50% shade) . We are planning to maintain the seedlings for another one year so that we will be able to plant them little deep. Shallow planting of Areaca Nut results in roots being grown above the ground which we need to cover with soil . If we plant at the depth of 2 to 3 feet, roots will be fully buried with in the soil and this also helps in withstanding drought.