Adequate provisions for fire breaks are mandatory by law. A huge effort went into complying to this requirement. Where possible Tiny, the mighty bulldozer pushed access roads. Where the incline or rock formations rendered Tiny impractical, manual teams were used to clear an area about 3m wide. While this is not enough to stop a fire, it does help with the making of further fire breaks or access for back-burning during a crisis.
In the 2008 season we also cleared the fence line on our northern border. You will note from the pic that the fence is only a weak cattle fence. This is because of the fact that there is a thin (some 50m) section of land running between the Alma road on the “Lemoenplaas” side which still belongs to the “Lemoenplaas”. The line we cleared here will thus also act as access corridor to facilitate the eventual upgrading of this fence.