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Our online shop is open

Our online shop is open

A massive thanks to Yolande, in the middle in the photo below, and her husband Francois for enabling this. It feels like we are growing up. All you need to do is click on SHOP NOW and follow the instructions. To celebrate we have released our salami sticks. As with all our butchery products we […]

The drought shrinks my business. First shoe to drop is eggs.

The drought shrinks my business. First shoe to drop is eggs.

We are, with immediate effect, closing half of our egg operation. Please read this entire post as it explains why and then lists the clients that will continue to receive eggs from us. Last Friday our irrigation quota was cut again and consequently we have no Theewaterskloof water with which to irrigate our pastures anymore […]

Open source outdoor broiler chicken production. How we do it. The regenerative impact on the land.

Open source outdoor broiler chicken production. How we do it. The regenerative impact on the land.

As with our pig operation and our egg laying operation we are happy to share what we do so that you don’t have to pay the school fees that we have. If you don’t want to see the photos, videos or witty comments below then click on the protocol and on the pdf drawings of the […]

30% of the egg laying hens in the Western Cape are dead – our avian flu crisis.

30% of the egg laying hens in the Western Cape are dead – our avian flu crisis.

First some facts and then some musings on why this is happening. 30% of the egg laying hens in the Western Cape are dead. Almost all of them are laying eggs for sale as eating eggs. There is one broiler breeder farm (80,000 hens), which lays the eggs that become the broiler chicks. There are […]

4 videos from our outdoor pig operation and an explanation of how we raise them.

4 videos from our outdoor pig operation and an explanation of how we raise them.

We got our first pigs on the 9th of June last year and it has taken us 14 months to iron out all our major problems. (The nature of farming is such that you will never be rid of all your problems). Hence the timing of these 4 videos. (If you are not interested in […]

DOUBLE SMOKED BACON

DOUBLE SMOKED BACON

Herewith an explanation of how we make our double smoked bacon. It is one of the products that we produce in our on farm butchery. We don’t add nitrates or nitrites to any of our products. If you want to read about the dangers of nitrites and nitrates, make sure you have enjoyed your last helping […]

Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

Glyphosate revisited and the subjectivity of science.

The ubiquity of this poison is an example of epistemicide. I elaborate on epistemicide at the bottom of this blog. The chemical that is added to keep Glyphosate in suspension in the herbicide is what lab people give lab rats to create tumours. I wrote this article on Glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup […]