Trail-cam Shenanigans

Last year I wrote about the Bat-eared Foxes of Bakoorvlakte. I have recently tried to find them again, especially now that it is winter again, and theoretically they should be more active in the day. I haven’t really had any luck myself to find them in day time, but my trail-cam did. My husband gave…

Raising a Spotted Hyena Part 5

This is the fifth and final part on the story of Crocuta. Crocuta was now 3 years of age and have been in a clan of her own for almost a year. I still visited her whenever I had time, I would call her to the fence and she would come running to the fence…

Healthy Chocolate Cake for a blue Monday

Putting healthy and chocolate cake in the same sentence is a bit bizarre, but as far as a chocolate cake could be healthy and delicious at the same time, this one ticks the boxes. I took a recipe from my old stick-it-together recipe book and adjusted the ingredients to create a low-carb cake. I have…

‘n Vroegoggend-Warmlugballonvaart oor die Blyde Rivier.

In die jaar 2011 het ek in die Vallei van die Olifants gewerk. Dis nou, net buite Hoedspruit, teen die oewer van die Blyde rivier en die hange van die Drakensberg, met ‘n mooi uitsig oor Mariepskop. Binne my eerste paar weke daar het een oggend wakker geword van ‘n vreemde blaas geluid reg bo…

Impala Salad with sweet and sour garlic sauce.

I love experimenting with ways to serve food, especially South African Venison. This is what came out this weekend. This recipe serves two, so you can adjust accordingly or make smaller portions for starters. What you need for the meat: 2 Impala or Springbuck tenderloins Worcester Sauce (If you are eating low-carb, like we are,…

Skryf Safari – Vrydagaand, Bordspeletjie tyd?

Ek sit hier plat op die mat en skryf vanaand. Die plaashuis waarin in ons bly het ‘n kaggel in ons slaapkamer en dis ‘n treffer nou dat die koue ons behoorlik beet het. Terwyl die vuur hier oorkant knetter en sis, dink ek oor bordspeletjies. My gunsteling is Scrabble. Die probleem is, hier is…

Summer Birding at Bakoorvlakte

I am a lover of summer. If I was a bird, I would definitely be some kind of migrant. Not only do I love the heat, the sun and the abundance of growth, but I also love travelling. I’d love to be flying where the sun is shining. I am still a little bit in…

‘n Omgewingsvriendelike koffie kafee in Bloemfontein

Ter ere van Wêreldomgewingsdag wil ek graag met julle ietsie deel oor ‘n koffie kafee in Bloemfontein wat regtig hulle deel doen vir die omgewing. Ek voel dat plekke soos die moet gevier word. Die koffie kafee, Coffee Talks Cafe is naby die Botaniese tuine en in Rayton kleinhoewe omgewing, Bloemfontein. Van buite af nooi ‘n…

Raising a spotted Hyena – Part 4

Introducing Crocuta to a male It was time for Crocuta to no longer be in human company, but be with her own kind. Of all the phases this was the most difficult one for me. How will I know if it will work or not? Wild animals, and actually most animals, cannot really be controlled.…

Skryfsafari – Jou gelukkigste herinneringe as ‘n kind.

Wat is jou gelukkigste herinneringe as ‘n kind. Myne is ongetwyfeld Wildtuin vakansies. Dit is ook waar my liefde vir die natuurlewe, die veld en voëlskyk met rasse skrede gegroei het. Ook waar die droom om eendag in die platteland te woon begin vorm het. Ons wildtuin vakansies, waarna ons maande uitgesien het, was die…