Monday, 28 November 2016

Monday, 14 November 2016

Winston our new pup

We didn’t plan this but ended up rescuing a pup in Wesbank yesterday. Lost, burning with heat and dehydrated he had taken refuge on someone’s cool stoep but was very much unwanted. He was being screamed at and beaten with a broom and was utterly bewildered and traumatised. I was parked nearby fetching something for a wedding and heard the shouting and his pitiful squealing.  We asked around the houses nearby but had no luck so brought him home.  He crawled straight into our hearts and has been named Winston.  He has a lovely disposition and although he has a fat tummy, is malnourished with rickety bones and hair loss. He also has a broken tail.  He slept for hours and gobbled his food and now has made himself entirely at home on Sweetpi’s cushion.

Monday, 7 November 2016

De Perdestal Spring Lunch

Another fun De Perdestal lunch in glorious Spring weather and judging from the feedback, the food went down a treat.

Monday, 31 October 2016

A Tribute to Mr Ching

Mr Ching our 25 year old Chinese goose is no more. 

20 years ago he arrived after a dog attack and  his cheeky squawking presence has been a feature of Fynbos life ever since. He ate from our hands and pecked at our shoestrings and waddled about with his first mate Goosy Lucy and later after she died, with Gander his friend. Poor Gander has been searching everywhere for his friend so we are on the look out for a goose friend for him.

We will miss you Mr Ching.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Rupert’s locks

When Rupert arrived we worried that his facial fuzz would damage his eye sight. Slowly fuzz turned to lanky hair which later matted into dreads. The latter  went with teenage uphill and he flat out refused to let me trim even the dreads hanging by a thread. Only now at 5 years old are his long dusty locks dropping off.  We await the emergence of a fine stallion donkey in a year or two.
Donkeys live till about 50

Rupert as he arrived at us
Hairy naughty  adolescent
Meeting baby Carl
Mom gives Rupert a nuzzle
Shmoozing for a kiss (DNA Photographers)
Losing Rasta dreads

Monday, 19 September 2016

Fynbos Estate part of an exciting new venture

Fynbos Estate is part of an exciting new venture, the development of an association for small olive growers in the Swartland.

And the venture begins with the:

LAUNCH OF AN EXCITING EVENT - Saturday 12 November 2016

In an exciting development for olive oil enthusiasts and small-scale producers - whether they are foodies, home cooks, chefs, hobbyists, garagistes, micro/ small entrepreneurial olive growers or millers - a unique, new event has been launched in South Africa which is all about olive oil.

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) Expo entitled 'Celebrating Virginity' is the first, and only, of its kind in South Africa.

It is a full day event, taking place at the Olive Boutique, Riebeek Kasteel.

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