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Sustainability is defeatist, Veganism is defeatist and Vegetarianism is defeatist.

Sustainability is defeatist, Veganism is defeatist and Vegetarianism is defeatist.

The above mentioned beliefs are defeatist simply because they exclude the possibility of regeneration. The photo below is explained at the end of the blog. First there has to be an acceptance that there is nothing to sustain i.e. the need for regeneration and then an understanding of how the Vegan/Vegetarian food would be produced […]

Our latest product – Hydrolysed Beef Collagen

Our latest product – Hydrolysed Beef Collagen

Phello is holding our latest product. It is the first product that we are selling that does not come from the farm. For many reasons the nutritional content of our foods have declined over time and so we need supplements. I am not a dietitian but logic tells me that you need to rebuild your […]

Latest products – Verhackert/Pork Pate and Salami Sticks

Latest products – Verhackert/Pork Pate and Salami Sticks

I start with the Verhackert and then go to the salami sticks. We use only the pork raised on the farm and processed in our on farm butchery. Our pigs are not caged. You can read more about our outdoor pig operation here. We also refuse to add cancer inducing nitrates and/or nitrites to any of our […]

The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

The greatest threat we farmers face is from proposed legislation.

The deadline for submissions to defend our property rights is this coming Friday the 15th of June. The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) is an advocacy organisation that is pushing a thoughtful, considered, unemotional and rational campaign against the government’s planned expropriation-without-compensation law. No amount of media spin can deny the fact that this proposed legislation […]

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Excellent viticultural course – In Stellenbosch – 15 to 17 June

Georg Meissner is special in the world of viticulture. Not only is steeped in the BioDynamic method, he sits on the research team that compares organic/conventional/BioDynamic in a multi year trial at Geisenheim University in Germany and in addition to that he makes wine from his own vineyard in the Roussillon. He is presenting the […]

You and your money. Essential course for all workers.

You and your money. Essential course for all workers.

The single biggest stress for our farm workers is money management. Thankfully Louisa le Roux, pictured below with our vineyard staff, has designed an excellent course. She, amongst others, draws on psychology, explains the difference between wants and needs and the different types of saving etc etc. This course is 5 hours long. She comes […]

Craig Foster farm photos – May 2018

Craig Foster farm photos – May 2018

It was a blessing to have Craig and his wife Swati, visiting. One of most exciting projects that Craig is involved in is here. Enjoy his photos of our outdoor pigs and laying hens.   Angus 4 May 2018  

This relates to taking farmland (specifically white owned) without compensation.

This relates to taking farmland (specifically white owned) without compensation.

Before we delve into this issue lets be clear that this is just another example of the tactic, by the ANC primarily, to divert from the mismanagement of the country whilst trying to loot what remains. It is directly from the Robert Mugabe textbook on governance. Examples abound, the most recent being the Coligny drama. […]

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 […]