News Letter Vol: 3 #1

(January 2016)

“Hello!”  To all of you out there and about from all of us here at RH Ranching. Now that we are all through the silly season and the wheels are all turning once again life is getting back to normal. January has already been a blessing of a month for us as our youngest daughter has started grade 10 at Howick High School and is very happily settled in both at school and in her private boarding.

Our second youngest and middle son are both now in their second year of studies at Cedara Agricultural College. We are blessed to announce that they both did very well in their first year of college and that they are so looking forward to this year’s studies, steer project and just being with their mates and having some fun.  

 

A pair of Dung BeatlesA pair of Dung Beatles setting up home, for the young ones just after the rains.

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News Letter #7 to #12

Hello all!
It has been a long time since I have posted a News Letter or any other content on this website; for that I must apologise as it is neither conducive to good business practice nor is it fair to those of you our friends, clients and clients to be that enjoy reading our News Letters. All I can say is please forgive me, I was wrong not to post on the site sooner.
We all know that the second half of 2015 has been a very dry, hard and trying year for most of the farmers in South Africa let alone in the whole of Southern Africa. I personally think that even though some areas have had rain and Praise God for that; we are still in for a long hard pull as farmers and as a country as a whole.

Drought in msinga 1drought in Msinga 2drought in Msinga 3

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NewsLetter #4 - 2015

News Letter #4:

(April 2015)

Good day to you all! There is a definite chill in the morning air the leaves are turning from summers green to the tantalising hues of autumn, by far the best time of year, weather wise. We are now one third of the way through 2015! The month of April got going with several lovely cool and wet days with us receiving a very welcome 66 mm of rain after a much dryer March.

Our rainfall for this raining season (2014/2015) to date is as follows:-

September – 2014                  35 mm
October --                                87 mm
November --                            53 mm
December --                            76 mm
January 2015 --                      177 mm
February --                             142 mm
March --                                   32 mm 
April                                          66 mm  

Total for the season            668  mm.

 

We have had an average precipitation rate of 83.5 mm / month, for the last eight (8) months.

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News Letter #5 & #6

(May and June 2015)

Hello all!

Well winter is definitely here. We are experiencing a bundle of very cold nights and frosty white mornings. The air is very dry during the day but we are getting a lot of cold misty wet mornings due to the “Valley Mists” that are prevalent along the Umgeni river especially down here in the “thorns”.

Our rainfall for this raining season (2014/2015) to date is as follows:-

September – 2014                  35 mm

October --                                87 mm

November --                            53 mm

December --                            76 mm

January 2015 --                      177 mm

February --                             142 mm

March --                                   32 mm 

April                                          66 mm

May                                            NIL

June                                           NIL 

Total for the season            668  mm.

We have had an average precipitation rate of 66.8 mm / month, for the last eight (10) months.

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News Letter #3 - 2015

News Letter #3:

(March 2015)

I greet you all in the precious and wonderful name of Jesus Christ. The third month of 2015 has come and gone, oh so fast has the first quarter of the year just flown past.
Yet again we sit and marvel at what our Lord Jesus has done for us this month. How he has drawn us closer to Himself as well as how he has provided for our every need and more! For this we are eternally grateful.
We had a much drier month this month, in one way a blessing as our goats really bloom in the drier times but a tad too dry to get a good new flush of grazing/browsing material in the veld. However we are thankful for the rain that the Lord did send our way.


Our rainfall for this raining season (2014/2015) to date is as follows:-
September – 2014 35 mm
October -- 87 mm
November -- 53 mm
December -- 76 mm
January 2015 -- 177 mm
February -- 142 mm
March -- 32 mm
Total for the season 602 mm.

We have had an average precipitation rate of 90.28 mm / month, for the last seven (7) months.


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Shibas and Thabo with two of our oxen

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