Saturday, September 20, 2014
Mary, Little Lamb and Rambo are taking strain. Woolie winter coats are fantastic at minus 11 but our weather seems to have decided to skip Spring and go straight to Summer, and as much as we are all desperate for some rain, I fear the sheep will have a huge problem should they get wet. They will become so heavy their legs might disappear… maybe I should turn them into jerseys…
We have a group of ladies here who have never ridden horses before and there is much laughter and chatter along the road. After 25 led rides Zazu and the boys are looking a little weary – in fact Maluti was starting to look mulish and Starlight definitely seemed a little dimmer!
We are getting additional weight lifting exercise removing Charlotte, our tortoise, from getting embedded in the few spring flowers that are out and walking all over the newly shooting Peonies. She and I are going to come to blows – don’t you just hate it when someone withdraws when you are having a serious discussion with them!
There is great debate among us as to whether M is the Dad or the Mom looking after the baby Emu’s – but whoever, they are fiercely protective. E has been banished so many times she is now sharing accommodation with Peter – our vulturine guinea fowl and the ducks in the farmyard. U unfortunately had a heart attack from the banishment and is no more.
It seems hard to believe that it is only three months to the New Year and we have a few specials up our sleeves to ensure that you are able to take a well earned breather, before the run up to end of year madness. Don’t forget our Spiderman cometh in October from the 10 – 12th to enlighten us about Spiders, bugs, creepy crawlies and macro photography. There is still place available on the tours in November, give the girls in the office a call to check dates or email us and we can send you all the information. Also a reminder that the Cherry Festival takes place in November.
Our October special is 10 for 10 for 10! The first ten days of the tenth month, during the school holidays, all kids get a 10% discount !J If you stay for longer than four nights the whole family gets a 10% discount!
Our monthly draw winner this month is Jessica Gounden! (Some asked… so what do they win? A two night stay out of season for two people!) So head off to the website to enter on www.wyndford.co.za
Team news is that the Smith’s had a wonderful adventure in the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Victoria Falls and Hwange (once again… thank goodness for George’s well known driving skills!) Always wonderful though, to arrive at the Wyndford entrance and realize what a wonderful place we live in. On our return we have been joined by Keith (seen here, becoming acquainted with the Rock Rabbit Ramble…) and Michelle Roth. They certainly had a baptism of fire… fighting fires the first week on staff – we did warn them that the job description is flexible, unusual and never boring!
We leave you with this delightful picture of the Jordaan family who celebrated a 10th birthday with seven boys for the weekend….well done Mom and Dad!!
Greetings from us all, the Wyndford Family.