|Our intrepid traveller|
Ricki and Jamie LOVE these singing camps and in the past 5 years, they have been to Corsica, Ghana, France, Italy, Republic of Georgia and Holland. (http://www.villageharmony.org/) They have even hosted summer camps at their own home in Ashfield.
At the camp in South Africa, the group moved around the country with the participants staying with host families in different areas. While they were spending 3 days at one house, Ricki and Jamie were able to help their host with a project. They volunteered to tile the shower! The host didn't have any brown grout, so they mixed some red sand from the driveway into white grout to create this beautiful effect:
Wegraakbosch Organic Dairy Farm
|Outside the door of the make room.|
|Sophie admiring the gorgeous copper pot|
|Pouring milk into the copper pot|
|Sylvia Thompson, who owns the dairy with her husband, chatting with one of the workers|
|Scrubbing the milk cans|
|Keeping the room immaculately clean is a priority|
|Cooling the milk to the proper temperature after it has been heated on the fire|
|Testing the temperature|
|Adding starter culture|
|Waiting while the curd sets|
|Cutting the curd|
|Taking a turn with the curd cutter|
|"Off the wall" press waiting for action|
|A well-used mold|
|The aging room|
|According to Ricki, the samples were yummy|
Like the dairy, the rest of the farm is open to the public for tours, strolls and picnics.
|Ricki with the owner, Nipper Thompson|
|That's a bee box on the roof!|
The farm has won awards for its organic produce.
After the camp was over, Ricki and Jamie stayed on for a few weeks in South Africa to see Kruger Park, a large game reserve.