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July weather

July has been a very mild winter this year. Our average temperatures have been higher than all previous years I have recorded. We even had a warmish 35C during the month and only on 6 days did we drop under … Continue reading

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This weekend in pictures

The most difficult thing about being a goat farmer is getting to your chair first:     The next is that they want everything. Just in case you don’t know what a Castle is – it is a popular lemonade … Continue reading

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Weather update

I have updated our Letlhakane weather page to include June. So far this winter our minimums have not been to awful and dropping to a low of 7 C. Our days have been warm with only 3 days in June … Continue reading

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Do you know what a Toggenburg is? Well we own one

Last Saturday Sue and I did all our running around and then decided to pop in at our annual farmers day. It was not being held at the normal place and if there wasn’t somebody stopped at the old place … Continue reading

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Interesting trees on The Plot

Mopane Tree – Colophospermum mopane The most common tree on The Plot is the Mopane. These beautiful trees have a distinctive butterfly-shaped leaves which gives it its name as Mopane means butterfly in Shona. The Mopane is best known for the … Continue reading

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Interesting Trees on The Plot

Buffalo Thorn – Ziziphus mucronata This must be one of my favourite trees owing to the spiritual beliefs around it. In Afrikaans it is called the Blink-blaar-wag-‘n-bietjie , which translated means shiny-leaf-wait-a-bit. The thorns occur in pairs – one pointing straight forward and … Continue reading

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Monthly Weather Update

This May was a bit cooler than previous May’s we have experienced in the past. The day time temperatures averaged at just under 30C and we did have a 34C. To see the latest figures go to: https://ourbots.wordpress.com/letlhakane-weather/ This last weekend with … Continue reading

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