Tag: Country

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…

Country People – Meet Janine Joubert from Jeffreysbay, Eastern Cape

Meet Janine Joubert, mother of two and wildlife videographer.  I met Janine a couple of years ago when she visited the previous farm where my husband and I were working and really enjoyed her bubbly personality and her love for the wildlife on this beautiful continent we live on. Where do you work and live?…

Country People – Meet Maddie, a small person living a country life.

Meet Maddie from the Midlands. This one is for the Instagrammers, Maddie started following me on Instagram and that is how I got introduced to this lovely little person. Where do you live? I am fortunate enough to live on a large commercial potato farm based in the KZN Midlands underneath the Drakensberg mountains. I…

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…

Die Langehovenpark – Boeremark – Bloemfontein

Wat is nou meer landelik as ‘n lekker boeremark. Ek het die mark al so paar keer besoek, veral met die doel om vars vrugte en groente te vind, maar ook sommer net vir die lekker ervaring van vroeg opstaan en ‘n boeremark. Eerstens, as jy die mark wil besoek en regtig die volle ervaring…

Constantia Farm Stall

  I would like to share with you, one of my very favourite places to go to eat lunch and relax and shop. The Constantia Farm Stall. So, its almost time for the Cherry Festival. The official festival will be held in Ficksburg, but all around Ficksburg area things will start to happen as off…

Malachite Sunbird Visit

When we just moved to the Free State, I had a hard time adapting and I especially missed some of my favourite birds. I have soon gotten over that, because the area we are living in is so rich in bird life.  I have in the meantime been able to add a couple of new species to…

Afterwork Quick Birding Drive

I went on a quick game drive this afternoon, looking for some birds. Lately I have been trying to get my bird knowledge to a better level. What a blessing to be able to improve it right here at home. I would like to share a few of the things I saw on drive. Enjoy.

Raising a Spotted Hyena – Part 1

I don’t really know where to start with this story about an animal that is now closest to my heart. Spotted Hyenas are interesting animals. Their whoops and calls during the night are a big part of the African experience. I am quite scared of them. Especially in natural areas with no fences to keep them out. Although careful at first, they…

The Tortoises have finally awoken

Tortoise

Or maybe, I have only started seeing them now? We have some tortoises that frequent our garden. I haven’t seen them since the previous summer. The tortoises in our area, hibernate through winter and today, for the first time in months, I noticed one that walked straight into out little dam to drink water. And…