Monthly Archives: January 2013

Slow cooked “Duck Afrique ” in the African bush……….

“Roast Duck Afrique” Rules of procurement: Buy green peppers, onions and oranges from the local market ladies, who need to send their children to school. These sun-ripened vegetables taste much better than supermarket varities anyway…… Grow every kind of chilli … Continue reading

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no baths in paradise……

What a paradise we live in, here at Senuko in the Save Valley Conservancy. Hyenas and lions have been regularly calling all night-I have Kelli with me in the bush and we drove home from a bush dinner a few … Continue reading

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Chilo Gorge Gardens and the “snuff box” plant-Oncoba spinosa

Chilo Gardens are looking ever more lush, and our all-indigenous policy is paying dividends as the season progresses from drought conditions to intense rainstorms! One of my favourite plants in bloom now, in front of our future dance arena, is … Continue reading

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A Hockney moment -in the gardens of Chilo Gorge lodge

One of my favourite paintings by David Hockney, is A Bigger Splash Read on……… find out why this is linked to Chilo Gorge’s pool!! A Bigger Splash was painted in Califomia in the early summer of 1967. It is a … Continue reading

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For the Birds « 23thorns

  Check out this fabulous blog, entertaining and really cool information on birds-  For the Birds « 23thorns. “Birders” can be twitchers-scary and crazily, totally obsessed with their hobby, but bird-watching is a different passion altogether….

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An understanding of predators in natural systems is so vital, (69) Facebook.

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