Windrows all got there winter jerseys on.

Finally got round to getting cover for all my windrows.
Looking nice with their shade netting covers on.


Alcove Progress

The old alcove was in the corner, behind some bush and submerged in weeds.
My first thought was to flatten it an do something different in the corner.
I did however see a glimmer of hope for the thing…So.
I removed the old braai, cleared the brush, jet washed the walls, knocked out the large planter that was filled with sand and re-laid all the paving.
So far its looking great.
I’ve put in a fence too and will eventually continue it to form an outside shower area, just waiting for Eskom to finish digging their holes, so I can see how much space I have for my fence.
so far so good though.
More photos on Facebook here.

Bees have arrived at McNicklebee Farm

I helped my neighbour Johan out with a wormery for his kitchen waste and he very kindly gave me one of his bee hives which weren’t populated.
So I picked it up a couple of weeks ago and we popped a little honey on its front ramp.
I finally noticed that the bees have pulled in today.
There seems to be a hive of activity and they buzzy buzzy making it home sweet home.
Lets hope they are here to stay and not just visiting.
Home made honey!
Can I get a Woop Woop!

Oranges Nom Nom Nom

What I thought was an old and barren lemon tree has turned out to be an Orange tree
Harvested my first one today after giving it a dose of tea a little while ago.
Seems to have pushed it into fruiting and its fruiting like mad.
Bit tired of Guava juice now, so looking forward to loads of fresh squashed orange juice.
Nom Nom Nom!


A couple of months ago, I tipped a bunch of worm tea onto some of the guava trees I have inside my fence.
Well needless to day they exploded and we’ve been eating guava’s and making juice like crazy.
Been supplying the neighbours too, but they are producing way more than we can all eat.
Trees are drooping under the weight of fruit, quite amazing.
Incredible to see the fruiting of the guava trees outside my fence, fraction of the fruiting compared to the ones ive popped tea on.
With that said, I really can’t eat another guava.


You have got to love tomatoes.
Man have I discovered how easily cherry tomatoes grow!
They grow like crazy.
If you buy them, just squish and plant some out in your garden… plant them all over.
Each bush will keep you in a steady stream of lovely tomatoes for ages.
So good!


Eskom is the one and only electricity supplier in South Africa.
So they have no competition and were stuck with them until I can switch to renewables and go off grid.
Busy organising a new connection as we currently share an account with the neighbours.
Filled in our forms, paid or money and the waiting began.
A few weeks ago a van full of workers arrive and it takes all of them, half a day to dig tree holes, they leave saying they will be back first thing in the morning to finish the job aaaand nothing.
How they run a successful company…eish I don’t know!
The reason for this post….a wine…. not at all…. just thought you would find Africa Time amusing.
Only in Africa.