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Step By Step To Good Health
It’s 10 January and time for our first full-moon walk of 2020. As usual, we have accepted the regular invitation extended by Koringberg farmer’s wife Bregda Mostert to join her on the path that leads up the mountain from her “back yard”. From the top
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Cannabis: Evil Weed Or Miracle Drug?
In 2012, a jubilant Kelly McQue announced on Facebook that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer eight months before and had healed herself – without any conventional Western medical interventions or having a health qualification of any kind – us
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Snowdrops And Shelter
Newlands Forest, Cape Town We live in a small forest in Newlands, Cape Town. I cannot think of a better place to be locked down and out of work. Wherever I stand and whichever window I look out of, trees cover me or look back at me. Way back then, in
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Let’s Go To Town
Crochet bulb flowers Short R570, tall R590 and poppy R660 Projekt projektonline.co.za @petabeckerprojekt Salomonmen’s hiking shoes R2699 garden and dining table. K-Way Strata women’s hiking boots R1 399 Both pairs are lightweight and waterproof. Cape
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How Fast Should I Walk?
Most people walk for health reasons – some want to become fit(ter), others want to lose weight, and some simply want to clear their head and raise their spirits. Whatever the reason, if you want to reap the benefits, you should walk quite briskly. Bu
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Cannabis For Medical Purposes
At Home with Cannabis concludes with a cannabis treatment guide for a wide range of medicinal applications: Acne, ADD/ADHD, motor neuron diseases such as ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), Alzheimer’s disease, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma,
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The Valley Of Faith, Hope & Love
Gravel. In modern times, this is something we don’t experience often enough. You are compelled to slow down, feel the ridges in the road. You want to wind down the window, turn off the radio, take deeper breaths, inhale the fragrances around you, loo
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And How Far?
Most experts recommend starting realistically and walking for 30 minutes five days a week. In this time frame you should complete 2,5 km – 3,3 km, or 3 000 – 4 500 steps, and burn 100 kcal – 300 kcal (420 kJ – 1 260 kJ). The further you walk, the mor
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Full-extract Cannabis Oil
Makes 5 ml concentrated oil Preparation time 15 minutes plus 1 day for soaking Cooking time Several hours • 50 g dried cannabis flowers• 2 cups (500 ml) food-grade ethanol(90% or higher alcohol by volume), available from ethanolsa.co.za • a sieve, a
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Who was Tesselaar?
The history of Tesselaarsdal is broadly outlined in Annalize Mouton’s fascinating book Tesselaarsdal: A Bend in the Road. The story begins with Johannes Jacobus (Jan) Tesselaar, the son of a German immigrant who, as a reward for having been a soldier
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Motivate Yourself
The secret to walking is to do it often. Keep dangling a carrot in front of yourself so that walking remains interesting and enjoyable. • Buy a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit Charge 2. It is relatively inexpensive and gives you basic information su
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Cannabis-infused Honey
Makes 200 ml Preparation time 5 minutes Infusing time 6–8 hours • 10 g dried cannabis flowers• 200 ml locally sourced raw honey • cheesecloth or pantyhose• kitchen twine• a glass jar with a lid• a large pot or slow cooker Arrange the cannabis flowers
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The Price Of Property
This vacant 1 182 m2 property is in the centre of the planned business zone for Tesselaarsdal, next to J&S Store and the liquor store. It is zoned for agricultural use, but the municipality may give approval for use it as a business without rezoning.
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What To Wear?
Walk in comfortable clothing that fits loosely and “breathes”. Shops such as Cape Union Mart, Outdoor Warehouse and Sportsmans Warehouse sell shirts and pants made of thin fabric that absorbs perspiration and promotes its quick evaporation. They are
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Buy The Book
In At Home with Cannabis, Durban-based cannabis consultant and cancer survivor Kelly McQue provides readers with everything they need to know to embark on their own cannabis healing journey. The knowledge she acquired is based on her own experience o
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In A Nutshell
Distance from the big city? Tesselaarsdal is 135 km from Cape Town and 48 km from Hermanus. The nearest towns are Caledon (23 km) and Stanford (38 km). Nearest hospitals Caledon Provincial Hospital. In Hermanus you will find the Hermanus Mediclinic,
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The Push And Pull Of Platteland Life
I grew up in a small Northern Cape town – okay, technically a small city – and it was wonderful. I knew all the local heroes and villains, played cricket in the streets until it was too dark to see anything, rode my bicycle everywhere and stole fruit
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Let’s Get Gardening
A READER’S GARDEN Within six years of starting a new garden based on permaculture principles on a farm in the Free State, Dorothée Dehon has created a bountiful source of fresh organic vegetables and fruit. She tells Maja Palm how this came about. Sh
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Meet The People
Pietersarel and his wife, Susann, moved here from Paarl 16 years ago. “We used all our savings to buy this Port Jackson and hakea farm. There was absolutely nothing else here.” They were really looking for a patch of land in the Boland, but, says Pie
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The Skinder Imperative
Do newcomers to small towns experience the feeling that the locals know too much about them? Definitely, says Julienne du Toit. “Especially when you first move to your new platteland dorp, you are immediately the subject of braai-side conversations.
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Dorothée’s Permaculture Tips
Do not till the soil Garden soil is an ecosystem on its own. If you work the soil over, you disturb the balance and kill many of the invisible helpers. Even when you feed your beds with compost, do not work it in; let the worms do it for you. They al
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The Cannabis Quandary
Never is a long time, in the words of the Roxette song, but here at Platteland we truly never thought we would ever publish an article about dagga. But here it is, on page 98 of this issue – and it’s not just a story about cannabis for medicinal use,
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Eat, Drink, Enjoy
Do not expect to find a mall in Tesselaarsdal – taking a ramble is the main activity here. You can get a cooldrink or emergency supplies at one of two shops: J&S Store or Amadina Food, within walking distance of each other. Make sure to pop in at the
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The Rules, Like Them Or Not
You won’t find them written down anywhere, but it’s worth knowing that platteland village rules and customs are no less binding than the edicts of governments and municipalities. Whereas city types can live in the same house for decades without excha
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Best Sources Of Information And Seed
Dorothée buys all her seed from the Livingseeds online store. “They sell an amazing range of organically produced heirloom varieties, and their seeds are disease-free. Collecting them all is addictive. What’s more, Livingseeds’ staff members have gre
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Go! Platteland
EDITORS JOHAN VAN ZYL & PETER VAN NOORD ART DIRECTOR SEAN ROBERTSON COPY EDITORS CHRISTINE DE VILLIERS & KAY-ANN VAN ROOYEN PROOFREADER ALAN DOVE CEO: MEDIA24 ISHMET DAVIDSON CEO: PRINT MEDIA RIKA SWART GENERAL MANAGER: LIFESTYLE MINETTE FERREIRA HEA
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The Travelling Willow
Blue Willow plates don’t need much introduction. They were created in 1779 in England by Thomas Turner and soon made their way to other parts of the world, appearing on tables across Europe, the Americas and, yes, South Africa. They took pride of pla
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Horse Sense
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man,” Winston Churchill once said – and frankly, even postcard-perfect pastoral scenes seem incomplete without a few of these graceful creatures grazing in the picture.
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Curious And Curiouser
I planted four lemon trees in our garden at home about 12 years ago. We have never sprayed the trees with any pesticides – we feed them twice a year with Epsom salts and apply compost around the trees once a year. One of the Eureka trees started bear
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