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San or Saint…Pedro?


Huachuma - San Pedro, is known for and has a history of medicinal and shamanic use - huachumeros a male shaman or Huachureras a female shaman. (try to pronounce huachureras correctly and really quickly 10 times in a row!) The plant is native to the Andes mountains especially around the regions of Ecuador, Peru and … Continue reading San or Saint…Pedro?

Stone Cottage


Cottage for rent 4km outside Bathurst. A 2 bedroom cottage situated just outside the town of Bathurst and easy to access the main R67 road to get to either Grahamstown ( 35km ) or Port Alfred ( 18km ). The cottage has one main bedroom with a concrete floor. The spacious kitchenette and living area … Continue reading Stone Cottage

baby green figs

Post-Xmas Baby Green Fig


I managed to harvest two ice-cream tubs worth of baby green figs a couple days ago and would like to harvest the rest, before the birds get them! Here goes another recipe for baby green fig preserve.  I love the taste as it remind me of christmas, and the fig preserve goes well almost anything, … Continue reading Post-Xmas Baby Green Fig

BFF Gardening


So according to some intelligent people and the internet (surely if it is on the internet it must be true), Companion plants can assist in the growth of other plants by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. Best of all, they can be part of a biological pest control program. They had me … Continue reading BFF Gardening

Why cannabidiol is worth looking into


Hemp has been known to treat or ease a variety of conditions ranging from mental diseases to cancer. While the use of hemp is still being debated due to its legality, there are plenty of studies that prove that cannabinoid, which is found in hemp, can ease the symptoms of various diseases. Cannabidiol (CBD) in … Continue reading Why cannabidiol is worth looking into

Girly Macgyver


I know first hand that starting from scratch will some days leave you feeling absolutely beaten. If its not one bug it is another, to much rain, drought, the moment you want to mow the lawn.."click click".. it has stopped working. Not only that, the dog has chewed the hose nossle,  and the donkeys have pushed over the … Continue reading Girly Macgyver

Mushroom Hunting


After some light rain over a couple days, we took the dogs and some friends mushroom hunting. Below are some pictures from the short walk.