On the building site

Friends of us who recently moved to the village and open their restaurant in a few months time like to build and restore in the traditional way. Materials (like tatch) are resourced as close by as possible and the construction of this roof window is also something not many people dare to undertake nowadays.

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A visit to the botanical garden in Caledon

About 50 kilometer from the place we live is the small town of Caledon and this place has a beautiful botanical garden in one of the oldest conservation areas in South Africa. Next month a magazine will publish my photographic impressions of this garden and I will keep you updated about this. For now, just a black to white view somewhere in this 56 hectare large garden with 10 km of stunning walk ways and hiking trails.

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And now it’s open …

… see also previous posting… πŸ™‚

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! πŸ™‚

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And now it's open …

… see also previous posting… πŸ™‚

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! πŸ™‚

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Protea in de bud

Tomorrow it will be open.

Protea is one of these fynbos genera and we are living in the middle of it. The Overberg region is the global center for the protea culture. Farmers grow them in plantations and also collect flowers in their ‘veld’. They need to have several permits for that. Where-ever in the world you buy a protea just think of me and know where they are coming from! πŸ™‚

 

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And …. Another bird

There are a few hundred bird species nestling in a radius of 10 km in and around our village. Don’t ask for names for I’m getting old and tempt to forget ( 😦 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ) but they are beautiful!

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Free Rangers

At the Good Luck Farm just outside our village one can imagine true free range livestock; from chickens and ducks to guinea-pigs. The ‘farm products’ end up on your plate in a local restaurant but than we know it’s good!

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