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Homesteading in South Africa!
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Guru    Posted 06-23-2002 at 13:55:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Evening all! I'm a newcomer here... just to introduce myself.
I've just moved onto a stunning homestead near Plettenberg Bay, South Africa - 5 miles from the ocean, 15 miles from the mountains. 10 -11 month growing period, with a Temperate climate.Will be building in Vertical Log and Nebraska Strawbale - setting up a living example of a homestead for public exposure (a new concept here) Planning to do a little aqua-culture with Mullet (Mugil cephalis)- have already planted Scottish Thistle (for "teasers" in the Mohair business)- have a few horses... well actually two horses and Rosie the Horsepig (thinks she's a horse..)Will have a breeding pair of Ostriches as well... Solar and wind power planned. Any comments, suggestions welcomed.

DeadCarp    Posted 06-23-2002 at 20:59:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Guru and welcome! I hadn't the foggiest idea where you're homesteading so i looked it up - surprising to note that in pictures your town could almost be downtown anywhere. Take pictures as you go, too. Once you get old and have more time to think, it's always good to look back on them too. And if you get some nice pictures, post them okay? :)
I've been looking into a strawbale dwelling - thinking of maybe changing the bale length to 2 feet or so and roll them in cement before they're put into the walls.

D.J.-EAST TEXAS.........WELCOME GURU    Posted 06-23-2002 at 19:02:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was just getting ready for my 7 course irish supper here on my farm(CLARK'S IRISH ACRES}.



EIEIO    Posted 06-23-2002 at 14:58:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to the Board of Wisdom!!?? As long as you don't have any questions about pigs. Seriously, glad to have you join us, I have been messaging here now for about six months. Moved from Houston, TX to Branch, AR (pop 365) quite a change. But I love it and I am so happy that Dennis my better half (sometimes) found this site. Everyone here is great and really made me feel right at home. If you have a problem, need to share, need a laugh or two or just a friendly good morning, this bunch is always here and don't tell them but I do love em like family - the good part of my family.

Again Welcome and glad to have you with us.

Grove r    Posted 06-23-2002 at 17:15:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Guru, pull up a 'puter and set a spell, always looking for some new news! These are the bestes people around, some have a tendency to spread it little, by times, sure glad I'm not one, well, maybe, just a teensy bit......Have to "draw" some out of the proverbial "closet", like Clem frinstance, never says much, nor old Gimpleg Fagon, quiet, most of the time, but when the words of wisdom start to roll....all should bow their heads in reverence.......anyhow.....wear your [DELETE] patch with pride, have a gooder,R.E.L.

Cowboy Joe    Posted 06-23-2002 at 14:53:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welcome to this board. Never a boring moment.

F14...Welcome!    Posted 06-23-2002 at 14:22:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your comment re: Rosie the Horsepig causes me to suspect you have a, ummmmmm, shall we say, "creative bent"?

I think I am safe in saying that many of us would be quite interested in the details of what sounds like a remarkable animal...

jamo    Posted 06-23-2002 at 14:07:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think it sounds like heaven! I may even be a little jealous. Keep us all up to date!

Okie-Dokie    Posted 06-23-2002 at 14:03:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Welcome aboard! Sounds like a very interesting project you have goint their in Africa.We have been doing the homestead thing for 20+ years ourselves. Started out without even a drive way and now have all the ammenities: Tel. Elec. Comp. and all the things our city friends have.Please try to keep us up to date and don't forget to post pics. once in a while too.

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