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4 price increases

4 price increases

We are increasing the prices on 4 items. Eggs, chickens, beef snapsticks and gammons. As of the 24th of October 2017 our egg price will increase by 8.5%. This is due to two factors. 1. We increased our staff pay by 9% last month. 2. The protein source in our chicken feed is now the […]

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 […]

Short film on our outdoor laying hens.

Short film on our outdoor laying hens.

A friend of mine, Michael Raimondo, filmed and then edited this short film. It really captures what we do very well. I think I need a drone to help me farm. Thanks Michael. If you want to know more about outdoor chickens then please click here. The password to the film is Chicken Angus 11 […]

Dinner with a difference – 3rd of June – Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Dinner with a difference – 3rd of June – Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

An old buddy of mine who trained and worked as a chef for years has expanded his skill set to include tour guiding. This weekend he is combining both (not the pineapples) into creating an event on the farm. I will be doing the guiding part on the farm and Neil, who farms the vegetables on […]

Chicken soup for the soil – a soil amendment I recently applied

Chicken soup for the soil – a soil amendment I recently applied

One of the best things about my job is I get to see my mentors relatively regularly as the regenerative agricultural world is rather small. One of the pioneers of the movement in this country is Dick Isted. They farm near Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape. They have been building fertility there for many years. […]

My water has been cut by 95%

My water has been cut by 95%

Last week I had to offload half my cattle herd. This was because my irrigation water has been cut by 95%. My cattle only eat the grass that grows on our farm. In summer we need to irrigate to keep this grass growing. I am one of thousands of farmers getting water from the Theewaterskloof […]