Prairie Days

It is June, the Winter Solstice was just a few days ago. The world around here is green, green, green. How different it looks from the bleak, sun-baked landscape of summer! In these days of a Boland winter, when the northwester howls and the rain drives hard against the windows, I can't help feeling a [...]

A Thousand Days my Dog

I know he would say, “I have no regrets. I didn’t waste my time – I did everything I wanted to do. I lived my life, every day. I did as I pleased and I hurt no-one. My life was a dog’s life, I didn’t expect it to be anything else.”

The Story of a Little House

In April 2017 I asked you, "Would you do it?" and was quite surprised by your warm response.  Heartened, I got stuck in with scrubbing brush, many, MANY buckets of water, scraper, paint brush and, gosh, at least 50 litres of paint! It has been a 15 month journey, single handed for most of the [...]

A Story about Hens

The first hen I ever owned was brought here soon after we moved in, in the summer of 2010, along with her 17 chicks as a gift from my brother who has a farm.  She was just a common brown yard hen, very peaceable and an extremely good mother. It became natural to refer to [...]

Freedom

Welcome to my prairie 27 April 2016 - My very first blog post! Today we celebrate Freedom in South Africa.  Freedom is something we humans need in so many different ways, and for each of us it has one, or many, different meanings.  What does freedom mean to you ?  For me it means being [...]