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Ubuntu Adventures

I have an unstoppable desire to be part of an adventure. When I am done with one, or even while I am busy, I already start thinking of where I can go or what to do next. While I was pregnant, I would still try to do daily hikes on the farm. Also, because I…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 3

This is the story of Crocuta continued. At around 8/9 months old, Crocuta was still living in and around camp with us. At this point I did not allow her in our house anymore, but on the odd occasion she did come in, she was like a happy child. Jumping on couches and bookshelves and…

About Coffee and the Bloem Coffee Expo

How many ways are there to enjoy a cup of coffee? A thousand probably.  Alone, to wake up in the morning, at lunch with a friend, over a good conversation, in a meeting, quickly at work or a firm favourite, in a coffee cafe, with the buzz of people all around you and that familiar…

15 ways to incorporate country living in your city life.

Country living is a lifestyle and a feeling and you can create a life that makes you happy and feels peaceful, wherever you are. Here are some ideas: 1. Grow your own vegetables. 2. Get a bird feeder, nothing says country like the friendly chirping of birds to wake you up. 3. Get a water…