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Just Kidding!

Published on May 2023
R109,00
When Sally Ann (Sal) Carter – a social worker – and her husband David – a corporate accountant – decided to abandon the bright lights of Cape Town on David’s retirement and go olive farming, some of their friends thought they were mad. Others envied them! In this collection of anecdotes, stories and vignettes, Sal Carter has captured the joys, sadnesses, trials, tribulations and triumphs of their 20 years on Zeekoegat Farm, just outside the small town of Riversdale, in a most enjoyable and very readable way. Her descriptions of the characters and antics of their large and ever-increasing collection of farm animals and pets, especially her beloved goats and dogs, are as enjoyable and real as her stories of the interactions and relationships with their neighbours, staff, friends, family and the people of the town and the surrounding area. Sal describes her forays into goat-milking, animal midwifery, cheese making, event organising and social work in an often self-deprecating and tongue-in-cheek way, sparing no-one, least of all herself. Shining through it all is the support, guidance and love of her sometimes long-suffering husband, David. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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Just Kidding!Just Kidding!
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Just Kidding!

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When Sally Ann (Sal) Carter – a social worker – and her husband David – a corporate accountant – decided to abandon the bright lights of Cape Town on David’s retirement and go olive farming, some of their friends thought they were mad. Others envied them! In this collection of anecdotes, stories and vignettes, Sal Carter has captured the joys, sadnesses, trials, tribulations and triumphs of their 20 years on Zeekoegat Farm, just outside the small town of Riversdale, in a most enjoyable and very readable way. Her descriptions of the characters and antics of their large and ever-increasing collection of farm animals and pets, especially her beloved goats and dogs, are as enjoyable and real as her stories of the interactions and relationships with their neighbours, staff, friends, family and the people of the town and the surrounding area. Sal describes her forays into goat-milking, animal midwifery, cheese making, event organising and social work in an often self-deprecating and tongue-in-cheek way, sparing no-one, least of all herself. Shining through it all is the support, guidance and love of her sometimes long-suffering husband, David. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
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Throw Off The Bowlines

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As Doug puts it: “As I stood on the deck at the start of our first solo voyage, with the Sugar Loaf Mountain passing on our starboard side, I thought, ‘How did the five of us come to be facing the huge Atlantic Ocean all alone?’ ” The story of this epic adventure is wonderfully and intimately told through the medium of dozens of letters the couple wrote home to concerned and disbelieving parents back in South Africa. Storms and even hurricanes, many windless and frustrating days, stunningly beautiful anchorages and islands, eccentric fellow “yachties”, close encounters with the Queen, Princess Margaret and Robert de Niro, vexatious bureaucrats, a robust social life while in port, (even a revolution!) and the challenges of feeding, raising and educating three lively and energetic young children within the confines of a 16 m yacht, are all part of this great story. The adventure ends when Gaucho is sold in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, in 1979, and the family returns to a “normal” life in South Africa, having forged a bond often denied most families.
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Throw Off The Bowlines

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As Doug puts it: “As I stood on the deck at the start of our first solo voyage, with the Sugar Loaf Mountain passing on our starboard side, I thought, ‘How did the five of us come to be facing the huge Atlantic Ocean all alone?’ ” The story of this epic adventure is wonderfully and intimately told through the medium of dozens of letters the couple wrote home to concerned and disbelieving parents back in South Africa. Storms and even hurricanes, many windless and frustrating days, stunningly beautiful anchorages and islands, eccentric fellow “yachties”, close encounters with the Queen, Princess Margaret and Robert de Niro, vexatious bureaucrats, a robust social life while in port, (even a revolution!) and the challenges of feeding, raising and educating three lively and energetic young children within the confines of a 16 m yacht, are all part of this great story. The adventure ends when Gaucho is sold in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands, in 1979, and the family returns to a “normal” life in South Africa, having forged a bond often denied most families.
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