Lobola

Lobola means ‘dowry’ and is an old (South) African tradition that after negotiations the broom pays the dowry in cows but the family of the bride pays for the wedding and usually plays even. The more cows; the bigger (more important) the wedding. The ‘lobola’ in the picture says that there is a fairly big wedding on its way in this village.

Lobola

 

I am a Proud South African

Hi, I am Euphorbia bupleuripholia and I am a Proud South African. Although the sun comes and goes this Sunday it’s my time of the year to shine!

If you want to know more about me and my family there is thisĀ awesome website that will open in a new window on your screen.

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The little rocker

Lithops are an amazing genus within the plant family of the Aizoaceae. These little suckers are also named living stones and you’ll find many of them in Southern Africa. If you search for them along the banks of the Orange River near Aurabies Falls in the Northern Cape it might be that you are walking on them so much stone-alike they occur in nature. The one in the pot is a gift from one of our plant friends and we look after it as we’ve grown it from seeds ourselves. There are more local names for this ‘little rocker’. What about ‘Bok Voetjies’ (Deer Feet) or ‘Baba Boudjies’ (Baby Buttocks)?

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