Ghandi, Grace & Dotty - our geese

Chickens have been our thing since we started on the farm. We’ve managed against all odds to expand and sell good free range eggs to local businesses. On arrival, our guests at Merlin’s...

Rainy day thoughts #1

Our farm depends entirely on rain for its water supply. Municipal pipes don't extend this far. Daily life depends on water for so many reasons. Apart from we humans our garden, veggies and...

African cherries, a new taste on the farm

A new discovery... the African cherry (Eugenia). I had seen a strange (to me) red berry growing plentifully in a tree on the farm but never gave it much thought until Hannes disclosed in a...

Cherry tomato jam with cinnamon, a farm favourite

When I first heard mention of tomato jam I must say my reaction was ‘euuuuuuhhhhh???’ If this is you too then stick with it, it’s worth it... We have quite a good size veggie garden on the...

Hannes' super-fluffy breakfast omelette

Many people have complemented Hannes on his cooking skills and I think one of his greatest talents is taking a simple favourite and somehow adding a little bit of magic that makes it a superstar....

Zinzi, baby girl

Zinzi, Cuba's first foal was born on a sunny spring morning at Angels Rest Farm. A beautiful Arab girl, she has 3 white feet just like her mum, soft brown eyes like her father Alexander and a...

Shemani, beautiful boy

Shemani is Jade's first foal, born on September 2nd at Angels Rest Farm. A beautiful Arab boy, he takes after his Dad, Alexander, and Grandfather, Nasser.

Duchess

After what seemed at times like a very long wait, Duchess was born on September 2nd at Angels Rest Farm. She was Maya's first foal. In the weeks leading up to the birth Maya had become enormous...

Magic Dancer, she dances all day

Magic Dancer was born on August 11th 2010 at Angels Rest Farm in the early hours of a sunny winter morning. She was Bisqui's second foal born at Angels Rest Farm. Merlin's Magic, her first was...

Hannes' lip-smackin Chocolate Cake

Merlin’s Cottage has brought us many splendid guests from around the world. We’ve had the pleasure of entertaining guests to lunch or dinner from time to time or just chatting over a cup of...