We are, with immediate effect, closing half of our egg operation. Please read this entire post as it explains why and then lists the clients that will continue to receive eggs from us. Last Friday our irrigation quota was cut again and consequently we have no Theewaterskloof water with which to irrigate our pastures anymore […]
As we now have two folk running our office we can offer the services listed above. Mzothule Ndokweni is the first of our staff on the 9 month management improvement program. He is spending this time learning from Yolande how to run our business. My goal is for my staff to eventually run their own […]
We have amended our website to have a click through to our recommended retail selling price. The usual markup on the VAT inclusive price for meat is between 18% and 23%. Because we have a higher quality product we have suggested to our clients to charge a 30% markup. To see those prices please click […]
As with our pig operation and our egg laying operation we are happy to share what we do so that you don’t have to pay the school fees that we have. If you don’t want to see the photos, videos or witty comments below then click on the protocol and on the pdf drawings of the […]
We are increasing the prices on 4 items. Eggs, chickens, beef snapsticks and gammons. As of the 24th of October 2017 our egg price will increase by 8.5%. This is due to two factors. 1. We increased our staff pay by 9% last month. 2. The protein source in our chicken feed is now the […]
First some facts and then some musings on why this is happening. 30% of the egg laying hens in the Western Cape are dead. Almost all of them are laying eggs for sale as eating eggs. There is one broiler breeder farm (80,000 hens), which lays the eggs that become the broiler chicks. There are […]
The Stellenbosch Farm Kitchen opened on the Spier Wine Farm today. I am thrilled that they have given me so much space for all our produce. More about our produce is here and more about our farming here and here. The short video taken this morning shows the werf, first I am pointing out the […]
We got our first pigs on the 9th of June last year and it has taken us 14 months to iron out all our major problems. (The nature of farming is such that you will never be rid of all your problems). Hence the timing of these 4 videos. (If you are not interested in […]
Herewith an explanation of how we make our double smoked bacon. It is one of the products that we produce in our on farm butchery. We don’t add nitrates or nitrites to any of our products. If you want to read about the dangers of nitrites and nitrates, make sure you have enjoyed your last helping […]
The ubiquity of this poison is an example of epistemicide. I elaborate on epistemicide at the bottom of this blog. The chemical that is added to keep Glyphosate in suspension in the herbicide is what lab people give lab rats to create tumours. I wrote this article on Glyphosate (the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup […]
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