In the five years that I have been farming this is the most depressing thing that has happened to me. If you would rather read about the uplifting things we do on the farm like Carbon sequestering beef, or what an Eggmobile is or why we
Hello dear Reader If you look closely at the above photo, taken in October 2013, you can see a bumble bee in the middle of the picture enjoying the nectar of the keurboom (virgilia oroboidies). This tree was planted in our first shelterbelt alongside our
As of today I will not be supplying any butchery with beef from our farm. I am in the process of building a small meat processing plant on our farm where I will process our Spier Pasture Reared Beef. For clients/butcheries who do want guaranteed
Every sixth months, in the five years that I have been farming, I meet a smart, driven, talented individual who is doing what they do well and will make a success or is already making a success of their lives. What they all have
Alternative title “It is not only the farmers fault” Hello Dear Reader The recent farm strikes need to be viewed in a wider context. From the farmer right through to the end consumer. We are all farmers by proxy, each and every one of us
Hello there My apologies for being absent from cyberspace for so long. I have been getting the farm ready for the season. This was filmed last week. I will be here again soon. Stay well.
We always try to opt for the biological solution where possible. This vignette, pertaining to management of our cover crop in the vineyards, illustrates the point I am trying to make. A major problem for almost every wine farm at this time of the year
I had two sets of visitors to the farm today and the question of the pricing of organic goods came up again. Second to the great canard, organics cannot feed the world, it is the most common observation about our produce. That usually stops after
I spoke at the last PechaKucha event. It is an amazing opportunity to get your message across. You have to present 20 slides, each of them in 20 seconds. Below is the slide presentation with my comments below each slide. Slide 1. Just like
In a handful of healthy soil there are more micro organisms than there are humans on earth. In case you did not read that here it is again; In a handful of healthy soil there are more micro organisms than there are humans on earth.