Wednesday, November 2, 2016
This is a favourite time of year for us at Wyndford with the first flush of Roses in the gardens, as well as Foxgloves and Columbines adding their cheerful colour to the gardens. The Icebergs are full albeit a little dusty since the ‘nearly’ rainstorm of yesterday didn’t deliver the much needed water we were hoping for!
After the last weekend when the “Spiderman” joined us, one is never sure if guests are looking for bugs and bees or just smelling the roses.
The Piet-my-vrou has been singing, always wonderful to hear as he is supposed to herald rain…. I fear he is getting a sore throat, as it is still very dry in this part of the Eastern Free State. The wheat in the fields is looking good to my untrained eye… but we long for rain along with so many in our country.
It seems, with just eight weeks to Christmas and New Year, that 2017 is rolling in fast. We still have plans to recover all the chairs in the dining room and the black and white bunting for New Year’s eve is ready…. more about that later for those joining us! There is still availability before the 9th December if you can squeeze a four night stay in you will qualify for the 20% discount – what a way to celebrate the end of exams!!
We have some new residents in the bunny cage, who really enjoy the day the carrot and ginger soup is on the menu as there are lots of peelings… the nine chicks are flourishing and their mom is having a busy time trying to keep them all in place.
Thanks to our guest with a fancy drone, we have some wonderful aerial photographs of the farm. Here is one beautiful one which shows the origins of the Wyndford name – Scottish for wynding road to the ford… the crossing of the Caledon river.!
Keep a lookout on www.facebook.com/WyndfordHolidayFarmfor any last minute specials and up to date news or visit our website where you can enter our monthly draw at www.wyndford.co.za
This month our winner is Annie Davey. Congratulations, we look forward to welcoming you to Wyndford for your two night stay out of season.