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Snake Wranglin'

Snake Wranglin’

Never been much for grabbing snakes and picking them up as most of the people I’ve worked with are much more experienced in that department. I must admit some timidity when it comes to grabbing something that could inflict some most grievous harm. My first two weeks in South Africa were spent doing just that. Watching somebody [...]


The Dream of Mountain Ownership

The Dream of Mountain Ownership

          Willem owns some 6,000 hectares near the south east border of the Free State in South Africa. There’s the usual farm animals here. Cows, sheep, and I suspect the occasional goat though I never saw one. What makes this place different are the thousands of Blesbok, Sprinbok, Zebra, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, and the occasional Oribi, [...]


Snake Wranglin’
Snake Wranglin'

Never been much for grabbing snakes and picking them up as most of the people I’ve worked with are much more experienced in that department. I must admit some timidity when it comes to grabbing something that could inflict some most grievous harm. My first two weeks in South Africa were spent doing just that. Watching somebody [...]


The Dream of Mountain Ownership
The Dream of Mountain Ownership

          Willem owns some 6,000 hectares near the south east border of the Free State in South Africa. There’s the usual farm animals here. Cows, sheep, and I suspect the occasional goat though I never saw one. What makes this place different are the thousands of Blesbok, Sprinbok, Zebra, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, and the occasional Oribi, [...]