News Letter Vol 3: #11 and 12

(November and December 2016)

A very good day to you all! I pray that you are all fit and well and that you have all gotten through this annual time of commercial madness. It is a time I am afraid that does not bless our Lord Jesus Christ as He sees people plunge themselves into debt in order to go on holiday or provide presents to loved ones that see them “keeping up to the Joneses”. Let alone the multitude of drunken parties and the untimely deaths on the countries roads as people scurry helter skelter here and there; and all of this with the majority of people not even giving a thought to the Lord Jesus Christ.

How was your Christmas?

I have combined the November and December News Letters as we have had a busy time and are a tad behind on our admin work, which I am busy correcting right now. So please forgive me and enjoy this combined News Letter.

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News Letter Vol 3: #10

(October 2016)
Hello everybody! I pray that you are all fit and well and that you will enjoy reading this News Letter as much as I enjoyed compiling it.
What a month this is turning out to be! On Monday the 3rd whilst en-route to Waterval Pretoria East I received a phone call from the owner of the farm where we run the RH Ranching Mbuzi Stud as well as most of our oxen, the sheep and polo ponies that we have to remove all of our stock with in a fortnight i.e. the 17th of October.
This came as no surprise to Robyn or me, as I had been saying to my Robyn for the previous two weeks that I felt we were going to be asked to move our stock. If you ask me how I knew? All I can say is that it was the Holy Spirit preparing us for the changes that are coming.
We are holding onto God with all we have as it is very unsettling when one has so much turmoil in one’s life especially when you have a family and staff relying on you. However we choose not to look at the circumstances but at our Lord and Saviour as He is our Redeemer and He lives.

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News Letter Vol 3: #8

(August 2016)

Hey there readers, the count down towards the end of another year! Yip we are one month past the half year mark. Once again I stand amazed at how the Lord our God has brought us through these difficult times.

Last month I stated that we are trusting in the Lord to bring the rains and for our parched land and the Southern African region in general to be filled afresh with His blessings. Well the whole of South Africa felt the power of Gods hand when a large and deep cold front hit South Africa late this month.

Virtually the whole country received rain especially the KZN coastal plain and all the mountainous areas got good snow falls. This is a huge blessing, even where huge amounts of rain fell in a short period of time and caused damage. As Angus Buchan says, 

“You can always make something out of a flood but you can do nothing with a drought!”

We were very blessed to get a marvellous 73mm of gentle penetrating rain! We can already see a slight tinge of green in the grass, especially the grasses in the bush.

Our rainfall for this raining season (2015/2016) to date is as follows:-

September 2015 --                   28mm

October --                                  16mm

November --                              71mm

December --                            129mm

January 2016 --                       139mm

February 2016 --                       39mm

March 2016 --                         132mm 

April 2016 --                                 4mm        

May 2016 --                                 7mm   

June 2016 --                               00mm  

July 2016 --                                73mm

August 2016 --                          78mm

Total for 2015/16 to date     716mm

The three (3) year average is 728mm/annum. I really feel that all our thanks must be directed to God Almighty maker of both heaven and earth for His blessings of the rain over these last three years because during this horrendous drought that has gripped South Africa and the entire Southern African sub-continent we are only 32mm down on the long term rain fall average of 750mm. Praise Jesus.

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News Letter Vol 3: #9

(September 2016)
Hi to all you who are reading this newsletter the ninth for 2016, it means that we are now three quarters of the way through this year. This News Letter is also the first News Letter for this, the new rainy-season. My but how has this year flown by, three more months and we will be heading into 2017.
Our spring has sprung and the Lord has been good to us by blessing us with 58,5mm of rain this month. This is 30,5mm more than we received in September of 2015, in faith we trust Jesus to supply the rain that the whole of Southern Africa needs this summer.


Our rainfall for this raining season (2016/2017) to date is as follows:-
September 2016 -- 58,5mm
October 2016 -- mm
Total for 2016/17 to date 58,5mm


RH Ranching Mbuzi Canis Africanis news:
Once again all I can say is thank you Jesus for making us as a family aware of this most wonderful breed of hardy, loyal and dependable dog. This month we as a family have been able to witness the resilience and determination that these dogs have developed over the centuries to survive in harsh conditions of Africa.
Both of the pups that we kept from our latest Missy x Semane litter went down with biliary shortly after being weaned. The first to go down was Sparky followed by Bhubesi. I carefully weighed them and gave Sparky the correct dose of Berenil RTU and within two days she was showing that she was well on her way back to being the cheeky little pup that she is.
Bhubesi was a completely different story! As I injected him he moved and the needle came out and a good bit of the dose ended up on his coat! The problem with this is that Berenil is very weight to dose sensitive. That means if you under dose it does not work properly and you cannot re dose the animal as it will cause brain damage and the animal will die the same goes for a single dose that is administered as an overdose!

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News Letter Vol 3: #7

(July 2016)
Hey there readers, the count down towards the end of another year! Yip we are one month past the half year mark. Once again I stand amazed at how the Lord our God has brought us through these difficult times.

Last month I stated that we are trusting in the Lord to bring the rains and for our parched land and the Southern African region in general to be filled afresh with His blessings. Well the whole of South Africa felt the power of Gods hand when a large and deep cold front hit South Africa late this month. Virtually the whole country received rain and all the mountainous areas got good snow falls. This is a huge blessing, even where huge amounts of rain fell and caused damage. As Angus Buchan says you can always make something out of a flood but you can do nothing with a drought!

We were very blessed to get a marvellous 73mm of gentle penetrating rain! We can already see a slight tinge of green in the grass, especially the grasses in the bush.

Our rainfall for this raining season (2015/2016) to date is as follows:-
September 2015 -- 28mm
October -- 16mm
November -- 71mm
December -- 129mm
January 2016 -- 139mm
February 2016 -- 39mm
March 2016 -- 132mm
April 2016 -- 4mm
May 2016 -- 7mm
June 2016 -- 00mm
July 2016 -- 73mm
Total for 2015/16 to date 599mm

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