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Downside of country life – Part 3

There’s a very common dream in which, when faced with danger and we try and scream and only a squeak emerges.  Or we try and run, but our limbs are frozen.  I have this to report, when the time comes, … Continue reading

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How do I love thee succulents

Back in the day when my fingers were brown, I killed everything I touched.  Considering I come from good Free State farming stock, have two sisters who were farmers and parents and brothers with magnificent lush gardens, this was mighty … Continue reading

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On forgiveness, heat and mini-me’s

All is forgiven, my new fence goes all the way around I have a gate I can lock It’s not 100% complete, there’s a bolt missing into the wall over here But I’m holding two very long planks of wood … Continue reading

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This is a Yarnbomb Part 2

The cats gave up their blanket for a good cause.

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Crazy birds

The first time this happened, I was a bit freaked out, cos I’ve seen that movie. Twenty or thirty birds swooping in and out of my stoep, in and out.  In, touch the wall and out.  In, touch the ceiling … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon entertainment

Here in the country, we like our braai (barbecue) meat fresh! Just kidding, a herd of slightly confused cows meandering down the street.

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I tawt I taw a puddy tat

In a poor town like this there are a lot of stray cats, dogs and bunny rabbits.  The stray cats are generally very timid and skittish, they won’t come near.  they might steal food and scarper, but will never stop … Continue reading

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