Visitors arrive at the Horse and Hound

We have set up a motion sensor camera at the waterhole at our home, The Horse and Hound in the hope of monitoring the wildlife around our house and capturing a rare picture or two of an elusive animal.

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Wedding at H12 Leshiba

Angela made a magnificent bride and Greg a most handsome groom. Held under the Wedding Tree, our staff, led by Percy (with his incredible voice), from Madi a Thavha, sang as the bridal couple arrived in the game vehicle. Angela’s brothers flew out from Ireland and brought with them Irish traditions such as the ‘tying […]

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An abundant way of life

What is the grace of our time? I was watching Chariots of Fire a few nights ago and what struck me was the attention to detail of that era. Each motor vehicle handcrafted, architectural buildings designed for beauty and elegance, furniture with fine workmanship made to be passed down through the generations and a community of people who treated each other with decorum and respect.

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Baboon Spiders

Baboon spiders or tarantulas, as they are known outside Africa, are the giants of the spider world. The last two leg segments resemble the finger of a baboon hence, the common name, baboon spiders.

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Home Schooling in the Bush – fishing for spiders

2012 has brought about an interesting change in our lives. With our youngest daughter joining her older sister at Stanford Lake College as a boarder, I made the decision to take a year off driving up and down this mountain every day, a task I have done for 10 years and am home schooling our youngest son, Finn, age 5.

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Vervet Monkey morning

On our way to school this morning, we were stopped in our tracks by the Fig Tree Troop quietly sunning themselves on ‘Picnic Rock’. It’s new born baby season and this mom gently cradled her infant as we watched in awe. I love new life!

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Update:Through the looking glass…

The new Reception / Shop and Gallery – the construction process through the eye of Jenny’s lens.

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The Eternal Optimist

John is the eternal optimist that we all aspire to be. He is a visionary and a determined , sometimes bull-headed, forward-thinking idealist who makes things happen.

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Logic behind zebra stripes

Zoologists believe that the black and white stripes in zebras serve the purpose of camouflage. The color blind predators get confused between the stripes and the grass blades.

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You never know what the morning may bring

Mid morning Monday, our son, Clyde and a friend went walking down Duluni valley and came across a honey badger making its way through the long vlei grass. An incredibly rare sighting!

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If the Onion is humble, Cayenne is the King

Cayenne is described as the No. 1 herb for emergency situations

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Hail Storm Havoc at H12 Leshiba

It was late afternoon and Peter noticed a sudden and massive build up of clouds. He rushed across to the stables and put out a warning to everyone on the reserve to take shelter.

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Peter’s Tree course

Peter was recently invited to do a talk on tree identification at Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge for the participants in the Birds and Forest Festival.

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Update: planting a tree in our new reception

Peter and the builders ‘planting’ our tree in the middle of the shop. Where there is a will, there is always a way!”

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