Welcome to The Wishing Weed, a place where I passionately share my journey to simple living, growing food in your vegetable garden as well as growing food in your pastures.
I recently married the husband of my dreams in July 2022, and am starting a life together on his parent’s farm in the Western Cape, South Africa, on a beautiful fruit and wine farm. Our dream is to have our own piece of land where we can build our own home and raise our own animals and grow our food.
I am a wanna-be-farm girl from the moment I could walk. We always lived in the city, but where I was there was a rabbit, a chicken or a lettuce plant popping up. In 2011 we moved to a small holding and I bought my first chicken from my uncle, and there it all started. After that, I asked my dad for a loan and bought two piglets. I raised them until they were nice and big, then packed the meat into bags and sold it to our friends and family. I paid back my dad and saved the rest. A few months later, my dad bought a little bottle calf for me and my siblings. One wasn’t enough, using my saved money from the pigs I bought and raised 5 more.
We later moved to a farm in the Karoo, where my passions and plans expanded. I am so thankful for those years, as I learned how to make compost, grow organic vegetables, process and store the produce, process meat, feed animals, deliver lambs ect ect ect.
After school, I got my first job as a horse riding instructor in the Western Cape on a fruit and wine farm. There I met my now-husband. And as they say, the rest is history!
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