It all started a few years ago, on a Sunday afternoon reading Country Style on a wintery day in front of the fire, the inspiration there right before my eyes. A cooking school in the country, a farmhouse, a family, a vegetable patch, trees bearing beautiful fruit and a bevy of animals. A feeling of intense peace came over me, openness, clarity, and butterflies in my belly…I had to go there.Read More
As we all know only too well, life and time keep moving, but I did not stop feeding my inspiration. I cherished those moments I could sit and read about people who moved to the country and took those brave steps, those who always lived there and created incredible lives for their families. The kids who grew up with nature always by their side, on the farm, in the waterholes, covered in mud, collecting eggs and riding horses.
Somehow the timing was not to be my decision, in March the following year my husband was admitted to hospital in what became a very dark time for our family…Read More
“Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.” After many long weeks, filled with goodbyes, tears of joy and uncertainty of the future, we drove off and bid farewell to the city.Read More
Life continued and we settled, now was the time to start bringing the farm back to life.
We started on the house and slowly doing it up, day by day painting, flooring, carpeting and filling it with love.
But more importantly,…
Now it was time for our dreams to come alive, the girls came to visit and our team was at last together. We began to plan the building of our organic farm and cooking school, first came the perfect name ‘Bhavana’ meaning ‘spiritual cultivation’, the name embodied everything we wanted to be and create. We then started on our business plan, when the classes were to start, how many in the class, what the whole experience would look like and who was our market.Read More