Category: On the Farm

Homesteading in Mozambique – Trying to be more self-sufficient.

A homesteading lifestyle has always attracted me and what a better opportunity than this to explore the road to being self-sufficient.

Advertisements

Reflections on 2018

I don’t even know where to start with this year. What a year it’s been, it feels much longer than a year and at the same time, I question how is it over already? I’ve been blogging on and off since 2014, but after various work-frustrations, I decided to start blogging on a more full-time…

Trailcam – What is this?

For this week I am uploading only one video, although I got some footage of a Civet, a Genet, a White-tailed Mongoose, a few hares and loads of baboons. I want to share this one with you. What do you think it is? Bush Baby? Tell me in the comments what you think?

What is birding like in Mozambique?

The single biggest thing I have looked forward to when we decided we are moving here is the birding. I couldn’t wait to see what I would find here. It has definitely hasn’t disappointed.  It has been amazing so far. Obviously also since most of my birding was done in the Free State, South Africa,…

Another cool Trailcam Visitor

Just a few pics of my latest trail-cam visitor. I put my camera out quite far from our house but left it there for just one night. Besides nearly 500 pictures of the wind blowing through the grass, it did capture this Large Spotted Genet.  Sadly, he or she never showed its faced properly. Hopefully,…

One Special Trailcam visitor.

I left my trail-cam at a spot close to our home in the bush. Probably less than 500 meters from my house. I wanted to see what animals are this close, but I also just left it out, because I was a little indecisive about where to put it. So I didn’t expect much.  There…

An update on settling into our new home in Mozambique

I can’t believe we have been in Mozambique for over a month already. Our new house is starting to feel like my home, our vegetables are growing slowly but surely and I can at least greet people in Portuguese. This past month has been lovely and busy.  I am constantly planting more vegetables and hope…

Goodbye Free State… Yes, we are moving

Just a short update. After spending 6 1/2 years in the Free State, South Africa we have decided to move to a completely new area. A new adventure is calling. For the next few weeks, I will be a bit more quiet than usuall as we pack and move. When the unpacking is done my…