November 2019 newsletter

2019 lies on its back and we are thankful

We again had a three-year-long drought period but, fortunately, normal summer rains began to fall during November. The flora of the bushveld is so well adapted to regular droughts that it responds very quickly when the first rain starts to fall.

Thabahaswa’s friend and family member, Adri Knoetze, posted these before and after photos on her Facebook profile. These photos were taken 3 weeks apart and are a good illustration of the quick response of the veld.

We now receive rain on a regular basis and hopefully, the mountain stream will start running soon to start filling all our dams.

One dam is presently 40% full and fine for fishing and swimming.

However, it will take much more rain and time for the water table to return to normal.