Who ever said a country lifestyle is simple, never lived on a farm.

Some days are good, others are better and then some days are the pits!

rural is mostly lekker...


With no miracles from a packet and shopping maybe once a week, we cook up a storm with what we have guided by a few of Ouma's recipes and a creative mind.


Plaas Joernaal

The memory lane for visitors to the farm in Afrikaans.

Sommige goed kan net in moeders taal gesê word!


local is lekker

Online with Karin

To sustain a certain lifestyle you need an Income accordingly. Technology makes distance go away - Eureka!

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Home is where the heart is, even in the middle of nowhere

Where is the middle of nowhere exactly?

Cape West Coast is a region of the Western Cape province in South Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Swartland region on the east.
The region stretches for over 400 km from north to south and is well known for its scenic beauty and fertile fishing grounds. The main towns in this region are Saldanha, Paternoster, Vredenburg, Velddrif, St. Helena Bay, Langebaan, Hopefield, Darling and Yzerfontein. The region's main nature reserve is the West Coast, National Park. Wikipedia
After good Winter conditions (rain, followed by sunshine, followed by more rain) Spring announces itself with a display of veld flowers, in colours too many to mention. The countryside is covered with flowers with names that read like the who's who from the Fauna and Flora lists of the world:
white rain daisies and tiny yellow button daisies,
blue flax and pink nemesis
winecups, sparaxis,
lachenalias and babianas
colourful vygies,
watsonias, and fields of orange and yellow “stink-kruid"

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