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New hope swells

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. It has been reported that that this September has shown the highest temperatures recorded globally since 1880, … Continue reading

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Trust in meat suppliers eroded

This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading

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Nature and nurture

This is my 28th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement.   A couple of years back I planted a few heirloom Brandywine tomatoes. Growing them in our climate was not easy. The humidity encouraged blight and my tomatoes … Continue reading

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Live and let live.

This is my 25th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This last Saturday while at the Karkloof farmers market I received a call from the farm informing me that a large python had been found in the fowl … Continue reading

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 2

The crisis has now been resolved. Through negotiations between Mike Jewitt, of the PMMB Trust, and the landowner, the game capture has been stopped. Below is a further mail from Nick May which explains the situation. Hi Everybody Regarding the … Continue reading

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Pillage of the Lower Mpushini (MPELA) protected area part 1

This is quick post to get attention to this problem. Below is a mail from Nick May which is self explanatory. PLEASE HELP OUT IF YOU CAN! WE HAVE A SERIOUS ISSUE IN HAND AND INTEND TO BLOCK THE ROADS … Continue reading

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Reedbuck lamb

On Thursday morning as I was chatting to our friends from Norway, Karianne Jensen and Marius Houm, when we heard an agitated bleating not far from the farmhouse. On investigation we found a Reedbuck lamb that had been separated from … Continue reading

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