A little lightheartedness. The world can sometimes seem a very dark and doomed place but fortunately there are many people around the globe who refuse to give in to the negativity and rather chose to… More
One Element Performing Many Functions
Some of you may already have seen this Pic on our social media pages but I am sure you will agree it’s a great one and I thought to share a little bit about our introduction of cattle onto the Tikologo site. Continue reading “Pic of the Week #13”
Some Motivation from the Master
It has been a long week so I will leave this one to the master.
Have a restful and simple weekend,
Coen and the Tikologo team
This week’s pic may not look like much but it is the before photo for a very interesting project which we are about to start.
Stop being dumb!
We are back at the project site after a much needed break but unfortunately trips back into so called civilisation always seem to bring attention to issues which are long forgotten once removed from their constant influence. Due to having been reminded of one such occurrence this week we are making a plea to all of the city folk out there.
Tikologo takes a break.
With the start of the cooler season and a brief slowing down of on site activity we have been able to take a break and enjoy a little holiday. This week’s shot of a very friendly looking giraffe was taken in the Kruger National Park on an early morning game drive. As we are currently still enjoying a break I will take the liberty of keeping this week’s, rather late pic, short and sweet.
This past week saw our biggest herb harvest to date but small in comparison to what we hope to achieve in the near future. The Tikologo Permaculture Project is gearing towards herbal medicine production as one of our main income generators and we are starting to take important steps towards setting up our production systems. We have been collecting various medicinal herbs and plants like mad since day one and all of these are currently on trial in various positions throughout the property. As plants identify themselves as viable according to certain criteria they are earmarked for different positions and systems in the overall plan and slowly we are moving toward bigger and better production opportunities.
In this week’s pic you get a sneak peak at but a few herbs we are currently growing however watch this space as exciting things are coming in the next few seasons!
Herbs in the picture include:
- Lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus
- Basil Ocimum basilicum
- Rue Ruta graveolens
- Sage Salvia officinalis
- Rose Geranium Pelargonium graveolens
- Catnip Nepeta cataria
- Lemon Verbena Lippia citriodora
Thank you to everybody who came through and made this a great weekend filled with playful learning. Enjoy the pics and we hope to see you again soon! Continue reading “Play + Permaculture Event Photos”
Permaculture is all about working with rather than against nature. This past week we found this big guy enjoying all the insect activity on the Buckwheat flowers. Any permaculture designer would be thrilled by sightings like these as they are wonderful indications that a natural balance is starting to evolve and the systems are heading in the right direction.
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Homegrown and Handmade.
At Tikologo we LOVE Basil so naturally we planted way more than we could ever use fresh. Due to our cold winters all that Basil will soon be frosted so we need to make use of as much as we can before that happens.
Basil is one of the most versatile herbs and can give you big yields in sunny summer weather. Making Basil infused oil allows you to preserve the fresh basil leaves and impart the flavour of Basil into your salad dressings, marinades and sauces. (Plus it make a great gift!) Continue reading “Basil Infused Oils”