Chickens rule the roost on Homesteads


Chickens are the perfect match for any homestead. Besides the hours of entertainment they provide and the nutritious eggs they lay for your family, there are many other reasons why chickens play an important role in any homestead. Below we discuss some examples of the functions chickens provide in the lifecycle of your homestead. Pest … Continue reading Chickens rule the roost on Homesteads

The Pelargonium Brief


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

TO MEAT OR TO EAT?


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?

The BZZZZ OF BEEKEEPING


Beekeeping Tips for Beginners Beekeeping requires a lot of learning and advice from experienced beekeepers in order to grow your colony. For easier management, it is recommended to start by keeping it simple while being very keen on the progress of the colony. This way, you will be able to easily spot warning signs of … Continue reading The BZZZZ OF BEEKEEPING

A day in the life of Luna


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