Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Land

Google Earth view of the land where we will build our home at the Eastern end of Ayong.

Link to Google Earth

Friday, March 27, 2020

Preparing the Land


Spent the day with Yuri's father Hing getting the land ready.  He kindly offered the land to us to build on as long as it continues to be used for primary production, which is fine by me.  He will continue to look after the property / run the farm albeit rice farming will be replaced with fruit trees.

So far we've added 327 loads of clean fill to get the site to where we want it to be.  Another 150 loads are anticipated.  This will be for the fruit trees and some landscaping.  Still debating turning some of the old rice paddies into a series of ponds.  The soil isn't much good for anything else and given the clay is impervious the ponds will stay relatively full.

Different Mango Varieties from Ayong


The four large varieties above are from the land we will be building our home on.  These can eaten either savoury (semi-ripe) or sweet (ripe).  The two smaller varieties are "wild" mangoes and are highly sought after.  We will be planting these as soon as the site works are completed.

There are seven different mature Mango trees on the land we're building on along with another 12 different types of trees used for traditional Thai cooking.

Given there are seven Mango varieties to choose from breakfast can some times involve some tricky decisions.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Eastern Boundary

The laneway that runs along the Eastern boundary of the land we will be building on.  It runs around the reservoir that serves as the water supply for Ayong and the adjacent village.

Looking East

View looking East from where our bedroom window will be

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Looking West

A view of the land where the house will sit.  Yuri is standing about where our bedroom will be.


The Land

Google Earth view of the land where we will build our home at the Eastern end of Ayong. Link to Google  Earth