Tag: South African LIfestyle

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.…

Sunday and Summer Loveliness

We recently had some rain, and more rain upstream. The river that run’s through Bakoorvlakte flooded and everything is green. It’s my favourite time of the year, when everything is so lush. It always inspire me to walk around, explore and take pictures and also its a lovely time of the year to do bird…

Welcome to Bakoorvlakte

The time for new beginnings is now. Welcome to the valley of sheep, lucerne, cattle and… Bat-eared foxes. Less rocky outcrops, less mountains and more grassy plains and more agricultural farming, but still the country. We moved to a farm where the main focus is sheep farming and lucerne under irrigation. There is also cattle…

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…

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…

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.