Wednesday, November 21, 2012

rainbird in the garden

This morning i was working in my office and i heard a rustling sound. I stood up to look what made the noise. To my astonishment, there was a rainbird sitting on the lawn eating a snail. Half an hour later it began to rain. Amazing.
These birds are usually only seen when it is about to rain. The bird is known as Burchell's coucal - Centropus burchelli. It is incredibly beautiful.

Friday, November 2, 2012

October Winner

Congratulations Sammi! The October winner of the South African Planting and Companion Planting Guide. Hope your small plot of land becomes a cornicopia of abundant organic food.