A letter from Terry

Hi Valerie
It is more than a week since we left the farm or should I say tore ourselves away.
To write in the guest book is a great way of expressing the amazing stay we had, but I just wanted to personally thank you.
Thank you so much of allowing us to share a part of your piece of paradise. Everything was just so fantastic.
Janis (my wife) turned 60 on the day we arrived. She had no idea where we were going, only that I was taking her away for the week. I cannot tell you how excited she became when we entered the main gate and came around to the dam and saw a pair of Blue Cranes doing the dance. That was the start of our incredible stay.
We so enjoyed feeding the Lambs, the Ducks and the Alpacas! We felt like kids again! We even drank goats’ milk which was surprisingly nice.
Then there is Tsala! What a treasure you have in her. So efficient and friendly – a huge asset you have in her!  Wow!
We were sad to leave but we have tons of photos to look back on and I mean tons. Janis is an artist so she sees art in just about everything even the dew on the grass so she clicks and clicks away.
I hope when we next visit, we will meet. Please  give Tsala our regards
Warm Regards
Terry
 PS  I’ve attached a few pics
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Country weekend – Landmeterskop Farm by Megan Smith

Megan Smith who with her family spent a weekend at Landmeterskop at the beginning of December wrote about us on her blog:
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After a friend told us about the peaceful weekend they spent at Landmeterskop Farm in the Cape Overberg near Stanford, I knew that it was the perfect place for a family weekend at the end of a busy year. I made a booking and last weekend we packed the car and headed off to this sheep farm in the country. Owners Valerie and Theuns Steenkamp go out of their way to make your stay special and relaxing. The unique touches throughout our self-catering cottage and endless roaming space for our boys made Landmeterskop thoroughly memorable.
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Although we don’t live in the city, our busy lifestyle keeps us running most of the time. A country weekend complete with farm animals and swims in the dam is the perfect antidote to the active way of life most of us lead. How can you not relax when you’ve got nothing to do and all day to do it? I even got a chance to do a little painting. Bliss.
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Continue reading on my blog Dressed by Style and I’ll take you on a tour of our Merino Cottage and then on to some farmyard fun…

Landmeterskop Goatherd: Meet mothers, Betty & Daisy, and their three kids

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Do I really need to show my face? Oh, well, now you all know, I’m Betty, and they call me “the stubborn one”. You can remember me by my torn ear. I am raising only one child, Billy-the-kid. No, no, no, not that American outlaw! But I must say, with these rough cords around our necks, it is easy to think that! Fortunately, Valerie promised that we shall have elegant new collars soon…

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Daisy, the one resting in the shade of the tree, is raising twins – Rosy and Annie.

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Milking time… what a relief! Valerie is thinking of learning to make cheese… that would be quite neat, I think.

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We are British Alpine goats and were bought from Walter Curlewis (0847758172) of Paarl who has been breeding goats for ten years now – he started when he was only fifteen. Before joining his father in the family-business, he worked at Fairview Farm.

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The British Alpine goat was developed in the early 1900s and is used for milking, showing, breeding or just for keeping as pets. We are black all over with white ‘Swiss’ markings – white facial stripes stretch from above the eyes to the muzzle, while the edges and tips of ears, legs from the hocks and knees downwards, and both sides of our tails are also white. Quite handsome, don’t you agree?

Important: Please check with the owners or manager for a suitable time to interact with our kids!