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...
Newsletter Winter 2021

Newsletter Winter 2021

As I write this newsletter, sadly we are back to Level 4 lockdown…  We are hoping that it won’t be for too long as we had to close La Fromagerie, our farm venue, as restaurants have yet again been told to close for sit downs. Our guests come for the views and...
NEWSLETTER – Summer 2021

NEWSLETTER – Summer 2021

Summer is getting to its end, the cosmos are in full bloom and the swallows have started congregating on the telephone wires before their big trek back to the Northern Hemisphere. The farm is beautiful and green after all the rain. It has been a very wet summer...