Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka So, the seed for the Green Town Project has been buried in my brain for a long time, but I’m sure that you’re wondering how we actually implement this idea to grow food in, Read More

Don’t tell my wife, but I’ve fallen in love again. This is my new girlfriend and her name is Felicity. I was woken up in the early hours of Sunday morning (14th of September 2014) by a call from Dr Bool Smuts telling me that a leopard had been captured on a farm in Baviaanskloof., Read More

Sometimes the simple things in life puts a smile on my face: A decent cup of coffee in the morning. Playing in the garden with my lightie. A fish that finally takes my bait. A beautiful sunset after a long day… And (really) good potato salad.  Have this with snoek, cajun calamari  or just, Read More

For the Batter You’ll need: 4 cups of flour ½ a cup of sugar a drizzle of sunflower oil 4 – 5 free-range or organic eggs about a litre of milk First up, make a batch of pancake batter. Put the flour, sugar and sunflower oil into a mixing bowl, make a well in, Read More

When I was first told about the braai pie by Quint, one of my best mates, I was a bit sceptical. How could puff pastry be put on the grid, braaied and still turn out to be edible? He promised me it worked. So I gave it a bash and I can now wholeheartedly, Read More

When I really can’t get to sleep – which isn’t often – I have tried counting sheep but it’s not really for me, however this puts the term in a completely new light. This was on a farm just outside of Carnarvon and I think I only got to about ten before I couldn’t, Read More

One of our favourite pastimes when we’re on the road is light painting. The trick to this is that it takes really long to take the photo – about 30 seconds – and that’s what gives you the streaks of light, but if you don’t want to be a blurry blob, you have to, Read More

My crew and I work really hard when we’re filming on the road…but it’s always important to make time to step back and take in where you are. Getting a wheelbarrow fire going and sipping on a cool sundowner normally does the trick. This was on Tania Harrison’s farm in Merweville, Karoo.

The time that I am most excited is when I’m on the road and all I can see in front of me is a vanishing point. Literally on the road in this case – I love it!