Monthly Archives: April 2015

Greedy ladybugs wanted

It’s a good idea, when inspecting the health of your forthcoming backyard farm’s trees, to put your glasses on.  You will find that your three lemon trees and one olive tree are riddled with aphids.  Those slimy horrible creatures (whose … Continue reading

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What I have to work with

This is what I plan to turn into my backyard farm, a challenge and then some.  Lots of nothing and a few random trees.  It reminds me of that lovely French movie Jean de Florette.  Our hero comes to Provence … Continue reading

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Eskom let me cook

If you live in South Africa, it’s always an exciting experience to fire up the oven to get some cooking done.  It’s living on the edge, taking your life in your hands, because you run the risk of having the … Continue reading

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Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there

Behind those clouds are mountains, lots of mountains, mountains that change their mood every five minutes. See what I mean? After a small glitch I’ve arrived in the lovely town of Riviersonderend.  The air is fresh, the night skies simply … Continue reading

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