A thing of beauty.


From the moment you arrive at Ramblers Rest, you are greeted and embraced with beauty. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, well I challenge any eye to behold the sites and sounds found on this piece of earth, and not be won over. As I mentioned in previous articles we are in … Continue reading A thing of beauty.

My Blind Nemesis..


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..

Berrylicious Goose


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

Say ALOE to VERA my CACTI friend so SUCCULENT oozing AGAVE


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

The Widespread Benefits Of Starting And Maintaining An Organic Garden


As always we welcome articles and insights relating to Farming, Gardening and every topic in between that can assist our fellow green fingers. Visit the page below to find some insight and useful information on CREATING AN ORGANIC GARDEN. All gardeners will attest to the fact that gardening makes for a very satisfying and enjoyable … Continue reading The Widespread Benefits Of Starting And Maintaining An Organic Garden

2 FLAVOURS ONE DELICIOUS HERB


GARLIC CHIVES This popular herb is easy to grow and a great addition to any garden. It is easy to differentiate between onion chives and garlic chives. Garlic chives have a flat, grass-like leaf, unlike the hollow leaf of its oniony cousin. Some info for those serious green fingers. Garlic chives/Allium tuberosum is indicative of … Continue reading 2 FLAVOURS ONE DELICIOUS HERB

LEMONY GOODNESS


LEMON BALM Definitely one of my favorite herbs on our farm! Melissa officinalis (generic name) also called the “bee herb”, often at first sight confused with mint due to the similarity of the leaves, but most certainly identifiable by the refreshing lemon-scented foliage and honeyed sweetness. Lemon balm has a popular reputation for supporting good … Continue reading LEMONY GOODNESS