Tag: Suid Afrika

Wat is ‘n Nul-Vullis Lewe?

Zero-waste, geen vullis, vullis-vry. Vullis pla my nog my hele lewe lank. Ek kan goed onthou hoe ek in die laerskool ‘n “bende” gestig het wat natuurbewaring moes doen. Pouse moes almal vullis optel op die skoolveld. Nodeloos om te sê, dit het nie baie lank gehou nie, want wie wil nou vullis optel as…

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…

Die einde van nog ‘n dag

Die son sak stadig dansend oor die horison soos ‘n rooi bal straaltjies word vasgevang in klein reënbogies onder elke spilpunt Kiewiete pik elke insek wat opspring voor die wiele Skape stap stadig verby in die rigting van hul kraal Ver kan ‘n trekker gesien word soos dit op die grondpad aankruie Beeste loop asof…

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…

Waiting for summer

I try to embrace the moment and live every second to the fullest, but there is no hiding my feelings on this: I love summer. Summer in the Eastern Freestate is green and colourful with flowers, green grass, lots of baby animals, lots of rain, lots of sun and… a booming vegetable garden. And the…

An introduction to my pets

Tikka

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.