"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Friday, 18 June 2010

Winter scene

Winter hit the Cape early this year...

Neighbours of ours were up at their farm this past weekend when the two large cold fronts hit.  They live about 3 kms from us and are also in the process of building their future.  The one cold front dropped 30mm of rain on Saturday night and Sunday brought the snow...

They took photo's for us of the snow that fell on the Langeberg / Tradouw Pass mountains.  Apparently it was so cold that they had to go to Swellendam to buy a coat for their dog - the only coat they could get was a kiddie's jersey which was adapted to fit Star.

Wish we could've been there, but we do need to get the air vent we placed on the one gable modified so as to not let in so much air - can get quite drafty at night as we haven't got the ceiling in yet.

Think I would also like to have my Dover stove in, and working, too - insurance against such cold weather.


Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Brrrrrrrrr I just bought myself a Rayburn wood stove. Always wanted one.It can heat the cottage up while I baking a loaf of bread and cooking a pot of veggie soup for me and bean soup for George.