Tag: South Africa

I am back with some exciting news!

We spent over 2 weeks away from the bush and it seems like in those two weeks, the winter has arrived in Mozambique. The grass has dried out and the leaves have started falling. It cold isn’t the same as the Free State cold we are used too, but there is a definite chill in…

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?…

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…

‘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…

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…