Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sitting in the evening, with full moon shining down on the farm, not another light in sight was a special moment. Nothing stirring, no noise other than the occasional (very insistent) cricket chirping. I think it is a good time to take our guests on a night walk and maybe find our elusive owl.
The sun birds have been very busy and visible and it seems a cacophony of birdsong is the daytime melody. Unfortunately the one bird we all wait to hear, the Piet-my-vrou, is still very quiet. We would love to hear him herald the coming of rain…
The three baby Emu’s have been running time trials and seem well on their way to keeping up with mom’s longer legs. Their early spots have turned to stripes and they are now tall enough to pop their heads over the edge of the water trough. This time of year sees us all on garden watch. The horses and cows (and Charlotte the tortoise…) all try to get a bite of the new growth of flowers and grass and there was a shout recently that there was a cow (fortunately one not two!) near the Ark - I had visions of squashed roses, irises and hoof marked grass.
After such a cold winter, interestingly, many of the indigenous plants were burnt with the cold wind. Spring seems a little late but we eagerly look forward to the green after the brown. Our local specialties - Asparagus and Cherries are due in the near future and look forward to having them on our menu. Remember the Cherry Festival is the weekend of the 21st November, book soon so as not to be disappointed. November is also a good time for all the over sixty’s to take advantage of the 30% senior discount before the December school holidays.
The sheep are feeling lighter on their feet after Joseph gave them all haircuts (we did recommend that he doesn’t give up his day job for barbering!) Keith and Michelle are settling in well – Roland, you will have company at Christmas time on a long walk – Keith did the Frog and all the way to Queen Victoria and back on Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations to our monthly draw winner of a two night stay out of season for two people, Alida Kelfkens! Head off to the website to enter on www.wyndford.co.za or keep up to date on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarm
We wish all ‘our’ kids (big and small) preparing for exams well, and parents extra energy for the year end windup! Giddy-up….now that might be a clue to our New Years theme…..
Greetings from us all, the Wyndford Family .