Number 11 : April 2005
There are many tales to tell
People often ask us, are you not going to run out of material? Where do you get all the stories? The answer is always: we have only started scratching the surface. There are many, many stories begging to be told.
Our problem is often too little space rather than too little material. Many photographs remain unused and interesting stories have to wait till later.
Feedback from readers has been overwhelmingly positive to our particular editorial mix and the new format has attracted compliments and new subscriptions from far and wide. We believe our articles, although they originate in the Overberg, will be of interest to people anywhere (a subscriber in Australia, for instance, said she had read the entire magazine in one sitting).
So, we have to increase our girth and our spread. From the next issue, in June, the magazine will have 48 pages plus the cover and be distributed over a much wider area. Unfortunately, the higher printing and distribution costs will necessitate a higher cover price, but readers may be assured that we shall work as hard as always to maintain the quality and improve Village Life with each issue. Here’s to more stories and even more readers!
2. Beekeepers help honey badgers to survive
Farmers and badgers benefited from this conservation programme
5. Shipwreck Museum 30
Shipwrecks and the cultural history of the Strandveld draw visitors from far and wide to the museum in Bredasdorp.
8. The remarkable Miss Gordon of Karwyderskraal
Annalize Mouton researched the life story of this versatile woman whose legacy included a school and church she had built herself, as well as a horse cemetery.
16. The river children
An artist family found peace – and had a fright – near Zuurbraak
18. Everybody’s favourite little bird
Amazing photos and facts about the Cape Robin-chat by veteran bird-watcher Nico Myburgh. Read full text
20. Sea worms found on mountain
A fossil found near Riviersonderend contains creatures from sea level
22. Penguins get artificial nests
Penguins on Dyer Island receive human help to try and reverse their decline in numbers
25. Our most versatile seaweed
Louie Lemmer continues her series on edible seaweeds, sharing recipes for Red Ribbons
26. The Overberg Table
Pickled fish and other pickles:
We prepare, taste and photograph more well-loved recipes from the region
28. The Village Gardener
Tracy Paton’s down-to-earth gardening column features:
28. The bug files: Slugs & frogs
28. It’s time to get those bulbs in!
30. The Ribbon Bush: A splash of colour for a tired garden
31. Bob Harman: Arniston legend
He loved Skipskop, fishing and cooking and contributed much to the community of Arniston.
32. Happy hatters
A major retailer extends a hand to a farming community, and everybody enjoys the celebration. View as PDF
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