climate · Drought · Food Garden · Observations · Water Supply

Seasonal Rainfall Update: 2021

Introduction It is that time of year again! I have 8 seasons worth (i.e., 8 years) of rainfall data for our analytic scrutinization LOL! The rainfall season for this season and last season has been an immense improvement on our drought years... so lets take a closer look at the numbers, shall we? The Data… Continue reading Seasonal Rainfall Update: 2021

climate · Drought · Food Garden · Observations · Water Supply

Seasonal Rainfall Update: 2020

Introduction We have been diligently tallying our seasonal rainfall since 2013 throughout the El Nino drought years. Since 2014 South Africa has faced severe droughts, crippling the water supply, which treatened to leave Cape Town without water in 2018! The deepening of the drought years also meant that I had scaled down the vegetable garden… Continue reading Seasonal Rainfall Update: 2020

Food Garden · Insect · Observations · Wildlife

Little White Butterflies

Where do the white butterflies come from? Where do the white butterflies go? Brown Veined White Butterfly on pompoms, Belenois aurota Every year in South Africa, during December-January, little white butterflies take to the air in their thousands, all flying in the same direction. They visit gardens and flowers along the way. Even though it… Continue reading Little White Butterflies