Two events worth coming to Spier for in March.


The first event,7th of March, is a whole evening’s entertainment. The second one,14th of March, is not as entertaining but is all about empowering yourself with healing knowledge (this is not as airy fairy as it sounds).

On the 7th of March the inspirational, uplifting MIAGI orchestra is giving a free concert in the Spier Farm Shed off the Annandale Road. It starts at 4pm. You can read about MIAGI (Music Is A Great Investment) here. Suffice to say they are using the uplifting power of music to give opportunities to kids who would never have these opportunities.

Following on from the MIAGI concert, across the lawns from the Spier Farm Shed on the Stellenbosch Waldorf School premises, is a performance by the Sisonke Social Circus followed by the Sunset Cinema.

The Sisonke Social Circus has kids from across the social/economic/racial spectrum learning true teamwork and many skills whilst having a lot of fun.

The Sunset Cinema is an open air cinema run by Short and Sweet who source the best short films, animations and music videos from around the globe. They are collaborating with the Stellenbosch Waldorf School on the movies to be shown so kids from all ages will be able to enjoy the short films.

The second event is worth coming to if you are feeling like a normal human being in today’s world. In other words you are not vibrant, content and free of neurosis. There are 4 speakers addressing health. All 4 do not fit the normal definition of their profession. A doctor, a physiotherapist, a farmer (me) and a health shop owner. I know the other three speakers well and they are inspirational.

Click here to find out more about this event where you will also be fed real food. We have called it As We Eat.



First Farmer Angus GoPro video. What is an Eggmobile. February 2015

I am going to try on all the GoPro videos to give them to you raw (unedited) off the farm.

Here is the first one.

You are going to have to click on the link as embedding it into this post is currently beyond my IT abilities. Here is the link

If the video is too amateurish and you would rather read about what an Eggmobile is then please click here. 

I also refer to the lie that is free range eggs. More on that here.


Don’t be fooled by your egg supplier…


If you buy an extra large egg how sure are you that it is extra large?

The free range egg industry and the retailers selling “free range” eggs are already abusing the term being free range (for more on this click here)

What you need to be aware of is that eggs are graded by weight. Unless you weigh the egg you cannot be sure.

I know of one “free range egg” supplier here in the Western Cape who is putting large eggs into his extra large boxes and selling them at the extra large price.

Small 42 grams and less

Medium 43 to 50 grams

Large 51 to 58 grams

Extra large 59 to 65 grams

Jumbo 66 grams and up

sorting egg Feb 2015

We grade our eggs on this machine pictured above. Our restaurant clients (click here to see who they are) get the large eggs. Our medium, jumbo and occassionally extra large eggs are packed for retail and look like this.

FA eggs, nov 2014

Our small eggs we turn into liquid eggs. Here is the explanation.

For more about our genuine free range egg operation please click here.



P.S. We are all farmers by proxy. Come to the farm for a real food safari so we can discuss the aforementioned.


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