February 17, 2017

'Standing in the evening sunlight gazing across piles of junk Pop sighed loudly and with such content that the sound seemed to travel with perfect definition across the surrounding fields of buttercup and may. "Perfick", Pop said,"You couldn't wish for nothing more per...

January 13, 2017

" Here Rain

is the contradiction in terms.

Rain is everlastingly the recurring dream anew -

of the never-happened before:

Rain is always the first time!"

Egbert van Bart

AFTER the rain the metamorphosis of the cracked and brittle bones of the bushveld is a miracle.

It happens...

January 13, 2017

"Celebrating in writing the occurrence of rain in the Marico ultimately results in a cumulative body of words and lines.

From which one might gather that Rain must be a regular visitor to these Bushveld regions.

However - nothing could be further from the truth!

The dail...

December 4, 2016

"Greenies: People who are concerned about environmental issues. Many of them feel guilty about washing as drainage pollutes the streams. And it shows. Others are trendy greenies who churn up country tracks in Range Rovers running over the wombats and possums, making su...

December 4, 2016

" I believe in it because it is impossible".

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday 

Three flying saucers were seen above Groot Marico recently, along with enraged dragons,

giant birds in full flight and other marvellous cloud creatures. These viewings pass for daytime...

December 2, 2016

" To go back to tradition is the first step forward"

  African proverb 

This ancient tree in Koffiekraal was already a mature tree in the late 1800s.  The elders of this traditional community gathered under the Rain Tree to perform rituals to call the rain. The knowledge...

November 21, 2016

" A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part  of the very earth itself'.

  Laura Gilpin

As temperatures reach 45 degrees celsius daily at midday (in the shade) all sorts of creative techniques are needed to cool down. For those of us not near to the river...

November 21, 2016

" Look what I bought in Groot Marico!" shrieked Ouma Koekie Venter, prolific maker of crisp koeksisters, to her friend Jazz Bayley, founder of the newly established Greener  Fingers Permaculture project. Ouma Koekie referred to J...

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