Newsletter Spring/Summer 2023

Newsletter Spring/Summer 2023

Yesterday, 21 March, was Human’s Right Day but also the official start of autumn. And it feels like a real autumn day, grey, humid and with a chill in the air. The beautiful swallows have started congregating for their long trip to Europe and the cosmos are in full...
Newsletter Winter 2022

Newsletter Winter 2022

Like the whole summer, this autumn was very wet. There are lands that are still too wet to get in, and we are in July! You will probably say that farmers are never happy, but with all this rain we were not able to get in the lands to make enough hay or plant enough...
Newsletter summer 2022

Newsletter summer 2022

As I write these lines, the days are shorter, the nights are cooler and the cosmos are in full bloom. We had a very wet summer, with numerous grey and rainy days and water everywhere. I discovered rivers and underground streams that I had never seen in the 16 years I...

Newsletter Spring 2021

South Africa is the only country I know where spring starts on the 1 September, and not on the Equinox. And our spring started with a bang! On a Friday morning early September, at about 2am, we were woken up by the smell of smoke. The farm was on fire! In no time we...
Learning about the nutritional value of weeds

Learning about the nutritional value of weeds

Nikki Brighton, a blogger and an advocate for healthy eating, held a workshop regarding the nutritional value of so-called weeds at Jackal’s Hill Fromagerie. Read about her recent trip to the Eastern Free State on her blog. Her recipe book, Mnandi,  celebrates...
Hulle is beslis kaas!

Hulle is beslis kaas!

A reporter from the national newspaper, Beeld, went on a culinary trip earlier October, to the Eastern Free State and of course, her well developed nose led her straight to Jackals Hill! Here with what she...