Mick Goss and Ferdi HeinenMick Goss and Ferdi HeinenThere’s no doubt about country life being idyllic. The issue is more about convenience…

To receive cellphone reception at Hartford House takes a little ingenuity and a whole lot of patience. But that’s not too much of a problem because Telkom lines do reach the farm. The scenario, however, changes when rain falls at an average of more than 20mm a day over a period of 10 days – and landlines die. But of course ’n boer maak a plan is applicable in all societies – even in the rural hinterland of KwaZulu-Natal where, on occasions of desperation, important deals are negotiated in a light drizzle, with veldskoene immersed in boggy ground . Mick, owner of Summerhill Estate and Ferdi, the group business manager, share the reception location.

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