Autumn Announcer?…


They popped up quite unexpectedly and I hope they never leave! It has been just over 2 weeks since they  made their colorful appearance, and what a couple of weeks of weather it has been! Blazing hot days, howling winds and sporadic thunderstorms, 4 seasons all in one day. On days that you expect it to rain it doesn't. When it … Continue reading Autumn Announcer?…

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

HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS


*Guest Room with shared bathroom in a early 1900's settlers period, rustic renovated  farmhouse. Perfect for a stop over en-route through the eastern Cape, or a central point to explore the Sunshine Coast. Own entrance from the front stoep through a cozy seating area (currently being renovated, guests are welcome to use the stoep which has a 4 seater picnic/pub bench), that … Continue reading HAVE A REST AT RAMBLERS

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?

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

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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