Jayne Hey’s African Adventure

In 2012 we ran a special called, ‘The End of The World Special’. The idea was that before the end of the world came, (on the off chance that the Mayan’s were right), that everyone should have a chance to see Leshiba and experience what we have to offer.

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Floods January 2013

Leshiba is tinder-dry. There is hardly any grass and the leaves are falling off in the wrong season with fruiting trees bereft of fruit. The animals are lethargic and listless; every one of us demoralised – a very harsh picture of our normally lush wilderness.

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Squirrel

Erinn and Kai will be home for the holidays. It is wonderful to have them here as boarding school still challenges my heart. Finn is always delighted (well, most of the time as after all they are big sisters so it isn’t always fun being bossed around!).

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Permaculture Garden

“The glory of gardening is hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.” ~ Alfred Austin

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Zebra baby rescue

A zebra in need This past weekend, the girls, together with their oldest friends, Julian and Lola, went for an early morning drive. Down in the valley, they discovered a baby zebra that could not walk and was unable to follow the herd. Her mother had given up and wandered off so Erinn slowly climbed […]

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Giraffe Capture

We were anticipating a busy long weekend with all the camps full as well as friends coming to stay at the Farmhouse but when the game capture crew called early Friday morning and asked if they could come in to do the giraffe capture, I knew we were in a for a BIG one.

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An evolution of the heart

‘An evolution of the heart,’ she said. The words floated across and into my own heart. I needed to feel inspired, to find something that would lift me out of the mundane passage of life and habit. For months I have sat and contemplated the journey I have travelled and sought to find the path to the future even though I know that living is in the present.

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First aid course

We believe in being prepared. Situated as remotely as we are means that we do not have immediate access to medical services. We have therefore trained 11 staff members in First Aid.

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Vutshilo Mountain School

Leshiba has always endeavoured to support the local community, especially children and we are delighted to have met with Sue Anne Cook from the Vutshilo Mountain School near Sibasa.

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Permaculture, a sustainable way of life

Permaculture is a way of life that aims to protect, save and maintain the environment. We are in the process of developing our Permaculture garden, which is the first step in creating a space that will be used for our organic food garden and indigenous nursery. It will also be used for training trainers as part of our ongoing effort to bring sustainable ways of living to our local community.

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Labyrinth

When we first came to live at Leshiba almost 20 years ago, John wanted to build a labyrinth before anything else. Business, maintenance, construction and other logistics got in the way and each year we shelved the idea.

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Drilling for water

Leshiba has some efficient boreholes but we need to locate water where we can put in a solar pump to help supply the new Permaculture garden. Locating water, we learnt, is hit and miss, that is when you finally manage to get someone up the mountain to even start drilling. There are two events on a game farm that can cause a huge amount of stress. The first is game capture and the second is drilling for water!

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The Sweet sound of Wendy New

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUMA3ZGqco8 Music for the heart and soul – magnetic melodies and power lyrics driven by gritty sweet guitar hooks – this is 21st century songwriting of note. Singer /songwriter Wendy New has hit the local and international music scene with a sound all her own. Born in South Africa, Wendy New was resident in New […]

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Rock monitor

I was having a Sunday morning sleep in when I heard a strange noise outside my bedroom door. Quietly I walked outside and looked down below me to see a rock monitor rolling around in the dried leaves. Grabbing my camera, I filmed this wonderful lizard as he thrashed about, tongue flicking and then sensing my presence…scuttled off. A special encounter.

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