• In those early days when we laid out the vegetable patch we made a lot of mistakes. Sure some of those were our own errors, because we had no idea up-front how big our [...]
  • Autumn hues

    May 17, 2017

    Sometime we get so busy focusing on food production and sustainability that we almost forget to sit back, breathe and enjoy the colours and the flavours. Well, almost… [...]
  • We have a long driveway, about 120 meters of it – I know because a 100m hose pipe doesn’t reach to the end. That is a lot of real estate. However, on the one side it has [...]
  • Sweat, tears and sagas

    February 1, 2015

    Victoria has quite a long harsh winter. From around mid-May to typically the end of October, on most days you can only do pleasant activities outside if you’re wrapped in [...]
  • A lawn worthy of bare feet

    January 1, 2015

    It becomes so very dry in Lara that our strong Kikuyu front lawn just shriveled up during summer and turned into a dust desert where only a few hardy weeds survive in the [...]


  • A dream to plan

    May 10, 2017

    Starting off on Dreamland, we knew we had to apply some strategic thinking. At Homeland we have learnt and are still learning a lot of lessons. Daily. Just recently I have [...]
  • A blank canvas

    May 9, 2017

    And so it starts all over again… But then, it’s never quite the same is it? In fact, it this case it is not even remotely the same, not even by a mile… But then, it [...]


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