After spending a beautiful day at Landmeterskop Farm, surrounded by hatchlings and sheep I realised how little time our kids spend on farms these days. I was lucky to have two uncles and grandfather who farmed. Many holidays were spent on these farms. During those visits, we waited for the cows to come home for their … Continue reading 10 Reasons to teach your kids about farming
Join us at High Season Farm to learn all about Veld and Sea Foraging with Roushanna Gray!
Nothing quite nourishes the soul like a morning spent with your kids in the garden. We do this often, but very few of us know how incredibly fertile and productive our immediate natural surroundings are. Foraging for our own berries or herbs can be immensely satisfying and tunes right into our beautiful primitive nature. Our … Continue reading Veld and Sea Foraging Event
Our first event will be hosted at the High Season Farm with Roushanna Gray - Veld and Sea Foraging - 22 April 2018
To us, it is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb after his crucifixion. We are grateful that He died for our sins, it gives us hope every day. We love spending time together as a family, even though we are a small family now, living in Hermanus, far away … Continue reading The meaning of Easter
Their concept is simple, their food absolutely delicious! I’ve always been very sceptical about ready meals because we’ve been brought up to believe that nothing in a box can ever be as good as mum’s! So the stigma died very hard for me. I am a true believer of making everything from scratch, be it … Continue reading Best ready meals for baba, mama & papa!
Mindfulness should be practical whether you live on a farm or in a city-centre apartment. It IS for everyone. If you are in the moment, you are mindful. Being in the moment is about getting out of your head and into your body, experiencing what is here and now, not regretting yesterday or fearing tomorrow. … Continue reading Is mindfulness easier on the coast?
As promised, a little bit more about Fairy Caravan’s Stories and Activities. Diana learns to meditate Diana Dassie used to be a bit of a worry-pot. “What if I’m late for school?” “How will I get dry if it rains today?” “What if there’s a spider hiding under my chair?” One morning, walking and … Continue reading The Story Club
Liesl van der Hoven - what a remarkable woman! The creator of Fairy Caravan, the story therapist, the inspiration of mindfulness, to me and to many children. What an absolutely genius idea! “Liesl is an artist, story teller and the owner of Fairy Caravan. She creates handmade toy characters using her illustrations printed on fabric. … Continue reading Tangible Stories
We became aware of the concept of mindfulness when our lives started moving too fast for us to make sense of it. One moment you are dating and living in a little apartment, the next you have a home larger than you ever imagined, a child in pre-school with activities every afternoon, keeping up with … Continue reading The M word