A walk in the Moroccan farmland

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

After our overnight stay in the central Moroccan town of Midelt our tour bus took a short drive off the highway and through some of the local farming districts. We stopped and then went on a short walk through some farms. I always found it interesting on our tour of Morocco and Spain to compare these countries with the rural areas I know so well here in South Australia. There are many similarities except for the style of houses and the imposing Atlas Mountains shown in the photo above.

And you don’t see too many donkeys here in South Australia.

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

Farming country near Midelt, central Morocco

One of the farms (shown below) was obviously an orchard of some kind. I am guessing that it is likely to be apples growing here. The area around Midelt is a plateau between the Middle Atlas and the High Atlas Mountains. The higher altitude – over 1500 metres – would be most suitable for apple growing.

The final photo today is of our tour guide, Said. He was a wonderful guide willing to share his local knowledge of all things Moroccan. He lives in Marrakech with his family. He actually left his wife with a week old baby to go on our tour.

Apple (?) orchard near Midelt, central Morocco

Apple (?) orchard near Midelt, central Morocco

Our guide, Said, in Morocco

Our guide, Said, in Morocco

 

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