The courgettes are overflowing in the potager and we eat it every way we can, this time around as a courgette tart. I love salty tarts and this tart is right up my alley. I always have puff pastry in my freezer, so while the puff pastry defrosts, I make the preparation and the tart…
We have been busy around the farm getting ready for the warmer weather and hopefully more riding. There have been a lot of projects to keep us busy. We had a line of new fencing installed down one side of the farm. This particular side of the farm is on a well-traveled road and we just feel better that the horses are safer with an extra fence to shield them […]
This stunning castle,Château de Chenonceau, is like a fairy tale. It gracefully straddles the River Cher in the Loire Valley region of France.The corridor that spans across the riverIt was a cloudy day in May, 2016, when I visited Chenonceau, a castle I had heard so much about. I found it to be both gorgeous and fascinating--not only because of its' loc […]
Belle (right) and Daisy. Belle is Glory Bee’s last calf; Daisy is a newcomer. Both of these heifers are awaiting the births of their first calves, hopefully late fall or early winter. I can’t wait for milk again!
Wow....it's been a whole week.....I left, by myself, to make the drive to stay with my parents. The other people in the house have all been working during this "time". Me? Well, I have been keeping the place running, as a friend told me :) But, I drove nine hours to stay with my parents and spend some time with them. Essentially, leaving […]
Family : AsphodelaceaeCommon names : zebra leaf aloe, spotted aloe As soon as I get some shade going in my ‘new’ garden, this will be one of the first Aloes I will be getting. Also on my list, but for full sun, is Aloe ferox, not often seen here on the coast, so I think the only solution would be to ‘import’ one from somebody in Gauteng. Hoor jy my, Rita Gou […]