Nguni cattle

There is not much literature about the African Nguni cattle. But there is this book “The Abundant Herds – a celebration to the Nguni cattle of the Zulu people” that’s worthwhile to read and is well illustrated. Written and illustrated by Marguerite Poland, David Hammond and Leigh Voigt and partly based on the study of …

New Life in the village

Mother and Daughter are fine. Thanks.

At the cheese farm

Yvonne and I are not fond of mass-produced supermarket cheese with a rubber taste. Luckily there is a farm just outside the village where we can buy cheese with a real character. We buy in bulk, a few kilo every visit, and that makes it price-wise competitive with the known supermarket brands. But there is …

I’m not from but I AM

Breakfast on the farm

Every now and than you see the ‘hidden force’ of South Africa along the road having a meal. And this Xhosa farm worker in Stanford maker of every meal a colorful event. Farm workers in South Africa are in general hard workers and many of them are only paid the minimum wage of 105 Rand …

Touched by the sun

Black & White touched by the late afternoon sun in private game reserve in Stanford, South Africa:

Sun-bather and Shadow-lovers

Tandem grazing

The good wines

Yesterday I posted in the other blog the entrance of of the Sir Robert Stanford Estate. That had more likes than I expected…. Yes we have some great wines here in Stanford. Except for the one mentioned  there are wineries that create their own wines such as Vaalvlei, Brunia, Stanford Hills, Springfontein, Boschrivier and Raka. …

Natural propagation

Natural propagation in our garden. A dying leaf of an Echeveria starts to develop roots. Next thing what happens is that the roots develop leafs and voila; a new plant is born.