What I notice most about these flowers, are how hardy they are. They have surprised me by growing almost wherever I have planted them. What surprised me even more, was that I thought they were Geraniums! and that most of these species are indigenous to South Africa. They are found mainly along the east and west coasts … Continue reading The Pelargonium Brief
VEGAN... The word on its own can on most occasions turn into a heated debate even amongst friends. The fact of the matter is, the meat industry is not sustainable. For those of you who consider bacon a vegetable, this may not be an easy crackling to swallow. And we as the human population on this planet, have … Continue reading TO MEAT OR TO EAT?
After a couple of days of fairly miserable weather I thought I may give you an update as to how our little Luna is doing. With the onset of the weather I was fairly tempted to wrap her up in a scarf and beanie, but was assured that she would be just fine, and I am … Continue reading A day in the life of Luna
Born with the moon in aries and named after the flower she was born next to, our little foal is bound to have us bouncing about as much as she will once she has found her feet. We have been awaiting her arrival with much anticipation and trepidation as her mom Cleo's previous gestation had many complications … Continue reading For the Love of Luna
CAPE MOLE RAT / CAPE GOLDEN MOLE This little critter will be the beginning of the end of my sanity! Now, I am not entirely sure if we are being pestered with the Cape Golden Mole or the Cape Mole Rat, as it has been unwilling to meet face to face, even when the boerboel tried to … Continue reading My Blind Nemesis..
Now according to Wiki and other sources there is a list of plants known as Gooseberry. They fall under the genus RIBES and also include currants… Jeez lets stop there for now and get to know the berrylicious Gooseberry we are familiar with on our farm, the Cape Gooseberry. The fruit which resembles a small … Continue reading Berrylicious Goose
When it comes to Aloe, Agave, Cacti and most Succulents, make no mistake size is not the decider, the little guys can be as tough as the big guys. Here on our farm in the Eastern Cape we have an extensive variety and distinguishing between them without some botanical no how can leave your pink … Continue reading Say ALOE to VERA my CACTI friend so SUCCULENT oozing AGAVE