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Captain’s Log: Plaas Date 3 April 2018

It's time for another short post to bring light to things as they happen, but also to keep a respectfully committed timeframe on writing logs here :-) We approached a point in the last few weeks, where we pretty realised that our homestead property would not be happening as we planned. The property that Alexia ... ... READ the rest

South African politics can control your life?

I live in a country, which had a hectic past (which country didn't, by the way?). It means I was born in the middle of a time we called apartheid (afrikaans for 'separate -ness), where our then right-wing'ish white government isolated people between black and white. It was a time where, as any shitty government ... ... READ the rest

Could this be a (our?) homestead?

A short update. Perhaps I should say, more like a blast from the past... Before we found our blessing in disguise in the Karoo, the place we live in now (at least on weekend), we searched high and low in all areas of the Western Cape. We tried hard to find land that was not ... ... READ the rest

Why and How do I want to ‘homestead’

Call it what you like, homestead, farm, plot, rural lifestyle yard. Homesteading is defined by most as a lifestyle of living sustainably within the ecosystem, by growing your own food and carefully managing your own resources in an agricultural setting. Homesteads are generally small-scale, and by that I mean a few hectares. They are seldom ... ... READ the rest

The [longer] Road To Homesteading

I consider the situation we are in, quite lucky, and fortunate. Before we met the great Mr S and his wife, we had an arduous time finding land. Every weekend was a massive trip to distant and remote places, to go see what the land looked like, what it had on it, what was real. ... ... READ the rest

2017’s Last Farming Narrative

Today is basically the last day of 2017 that I will have access to a computer. Leaving the (sh)city for the usual weekend farming chores and pleasures in a few hours, means I can write this post quickly before work. I have skipped a few months of writing, and neglected this blog a little bit ... ... READ the rest