De Oude Meul
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- Swimming pool
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... the late 1800's fancy hats with ostrich feathers were a huge thing and people (read: women) would pay lots of money for fancy feathers all over Europe and the US. The fad lasted for a generation and then crashed at the start of WW1.
To adapt, they started selling the meat and now it's meat that is probably the main source of income. The feathers are still used for dusters and boas. And the biggest buyer of ostrich feathers now ...
... the weight limits (as cruel as she`s been, Carol C is right- even the ostriches think I need to do something about that potato chip addiction). Despite the fact that ostich racing is something of a sport here, DH decided that it crossed the line of animal cruelty and refused to participate (although having to confirm her weight by stepping on a scale in public might have been the final straw?).
While in the area we also went to visit the fabulous ...
... we played some games and talked, 1 thing or secret that people don't know (I told the story of the flowery dungarees and getting my bike stolen), favourite place in the world....fun convos was nice. Our last night of camping before our final night in the hotel.....so weird!!!! Had some laughs though as usual, and told Peter to **** on chris' tent, that went down well haha. Leaving about 7 in morn despite the wet tents!!! Then we are Cape Town bound!!! The end of the trip!!! Eeeek! ...
... products you can make with ostrich feathers such as feather dusters and decorations for Rio Carnival and then she showed us the incubator with all the enormous eggs (about the size of a cantaloupe – it feeds 10 people!) and finally to the birds themselves. She gave us corn kernels to feed the ostriches, though warned us that because they don’t have teeth (or brains for that matter), they will eat anything you put in front of them. ...