Chipo, my gift from God.

When my husband and I arrived in the Free State in April 2012, things were difficult for me. I grew up in Pretoria, then worked in Nylstroom for some time, moved to Hoedspruit, where I got married to my husband and we moved to the Eastern Free State together for a job opportunity. I did not…

An introduction to my pets


We live with two permanent pets. An Australian Cattle Dog, called Tikka and a beautiful ginger cat, called Felix. Tikka is a very active and very loving dog. He is now 2,3 years . He loves chasing warthog and springbuck, going on game drives and stealing game meat if he gets a chance. Felix is…

A Game Drive and some Buffalo

Sundown spot

Yesterday afternoon my sister-in-law and her husband came to visit and we went on a game drive. Even though the trees are getting leaves, the bush is still very, very dry and we are praying for rain. Here are some pictures of the farm and the buffaloes we saw. Enjoy them. Liza.

CocoPecanNutCookies – Low Carb, High Fat ©

Cookies in a jar

Today I made up a recipe for cookies with common ingredients in low carb/high fat cookies. After I made them, I put them in the refrigerator to set and went shopping. Shopping takes some time, since the closest decent grocer is 60km away. Nevertheless, when I came back and wanted to photograph the cookies, there…

Purple Onion, Butternut & Tarragon Omelette ©

The Omelet

My post about the Tarragon yesterday inspired this recipe. Purple Onion, Butternut & Tarragon Omelette Ingredients: Eggs to make the omelettes 1/2 Purple onion, sliced 1/4 of a small butternut, diced into small blocks 4 Strips of shoulder bacon, diced into small blocks 2 twigs of fresh tarragon Mascarpone style cream cheese Salt & Pepper to…

Weeding the Tarragon

French Tarragon in my garden

I have a little patch of vegetable and herb garden that is fenced off. The reason that it is fenced of is because there are nyala and springbuck in our garden and they love to eat any plant that looks juicy. So, today, I finally went into my garden to do some weeding, after a long…

A Short Visual Introduction

Giraffe on the farm

I live on a beautiful farm in the Eastern Free State. I hope to share a bit of my life and living my dream with you. Tonight I just want to share four images that I took on the farm, to start of the journey.