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SOMERSET BUDGET WISHES ALL IT”S READERS A BLESSED EASTER

 

This Life on Earth

Easter means that this life on earth

is not all there is.

Jesus went “to prepare a place for us”

in His Father’s heavenly mansions

for all eternity.

Jesus died for our sins,

paying our penalty,

so that we could be forgiven.

He was resurrected, to prove

that death has no hold

on those who repent

and accept Him as Saviour.

This life on earth is a prelude

to eternal joy with our Lord.

Easter is a celebration

of our eternal destiny.

By Joanna Fuchs

Windturbine
BEDFORD EN KOOKHUIS WINDPLASE
Die elektriese Turbines en Kragopwekkers op 6 windplase in die Somerset-Oos, Kookhuis, Bedford en Adelaide omgewing, is deesdae op almal se lippe en word daar baie gepraat en bespiegel.
Dit gaan die grootste projek vir hernubare krag wees in Suid-Afrika met die gevolg dat alle oë daarop gevestig word. Die Windlab sal bestaan uit 66 turbines wat 140MW krag genereer. Volgens koerantberigte word die koste vir die oprigting op R2 biljoen en R3.5 biljoen geskat. Die eerste Turbines sal op 1Julie opgerig word en teen Mei 2014 sal al 66 Turbinus operasioneel wees. Elke Turbine is 80m hoog en die lemme 50 m lank.
Die gemeenskappe binne ‘n radius van 50km sal baat vind by ‘n sekere Trust. Die konstruksieperiode sal ongeveer 2 jaar duur vandat daar begin word. Wat almal opgewonde maak, is die werksgeleenthede waarby honderde sal baat.
Die krag sal in die netwerk by Poseidon Elektriese Substasie ingevoer word en onmiddellik beskikbaar wees.

Alan and Annabelle Hobson of Somerset East’s Hobson’s Choice Deli loved the Karoo Food Festival.
Caption 1
Melina Smit, one of the organisers of the Karoo Food Festival, in the moment.
Caption 2
Melina Smit, one of the organisers of the Karoo Food Festival, in the moment.Melina Smit, one of the organisers of the Karoo Food Festival, in the moment.Graaff-Reinet Slow Food chef Gordon Wright gave a workshop on how to make venison sausage. Photos by Chris Marais.
Caption 3

A FEAST IN CRADOCK
By Julienne du Toit
Cradock’s very first Karoo Food Festival turned out to be a great success. Held over the long weekend from 21 – 23 March, it was mostly supported by locals, but also attracted groups from East London, Grahamstown and further afield as well as Department of Tourism officials from Pretoria.
One of the highlights was the Saturday Food Market, held at the Hockley Hall in the Cradock High School. Stallholders included Hobson’s Choice Deli from Somerset East, Beaconsfield sheep’s cheese near Middelburg, Gourmet Goats from Jansenville, Winterberg Berries from Tarkastad, Simply Natural Cheese from the Cookhouse district and much more.
The hall was full of colour and people buying up Lucinde Roux’s wicked mojito cupcakes, French macaroons, Bedford’s beetroot relishes, Vukusebenze’s crab apple jam and curried vetkoek, Liesl Bezuidenhout’s gingerbeer, fresh vegetables, biltong, Schoombee’s kudu salami, Cradock-roasted coffee, Elsje Taljaard’s famous brownies and Schreiner Tea Room’s popular prickly pear milkshake. Pieter de Kock of Mila’s restaurant made lamburgers created with Lesley Lord’s great Karoo Mud relishes and could have sold double if he’d had them.
Outside, the African Angels massaged hands, feet and shoulders.
One of the guests of honour was chef Gordon Wright of Graaff-Reinet. He has started the Karoo Slow Food movement and runs the Andries Stockenstrom Guesthouse with his wife Rose. He demonstrated the art of making venison sausage and gave a talk on his new book, From Veld to Fork, which will be published in September this year.
He and artisanal distiller Roger Jorgensen created a fabulous meal for 100 people at the Victoria Manor, pairing spirits with a three-course meal.
Gordon Wright said Karoo food is attracting more and more attention, because it is seen as authentic, tasty, farm-raised and healthy. This is the very essence of Slow Food, which emphasises local produce, non-mechanised local farms and handmade food. Gordon pointed out that the membership was very reasonable for any Karoo food producer – only 5 Euros a year – and that there were many benefits. He urged interested people to contact him via www.asghouse.co.za.
Another guest of honour was Sydda Essop, creator of the beautiful cookbook Karoo Kitchen (Karoo Kombuis). She told festivalgoers and stallholders that a Johannesburg restaurant had begged her for food producer contacts because they wanted to showcase Karoo food.
There was a large contingent of stallholders representing Bedford, which is holding its first Soul Food Festival between 25 and 27 April.
Anyone wanting to find out more about that can email Kim van Niekerk on kim@bedfordproperties.co.za.

HAELBUI RIG BAIE SKADE AAN
MIDDELBURG
‘n Verwoestende haelbui het Middelburg, Grootfontein en omstreke Maandagmiddag getref en baie skade aangerig.
Sommige haelkorrels was so groot soos gholfballe.
Na verneem word, is heelwat skade gely. Motors is vol duike geslaan. By baie huise is heelwat ruite gebreek, geute het gate. ‘n Ander persoon het genoem dat die asbesplate van die motorafdak stukkend geslaan is en dat drie glaspanele van ‘n sonverwarmingstelsel in die slag gebly het. Op een van die paaie naby die dorp het ‘n motor waarskynlik op die hael gegly en op sy sy te lande gekom. Die windskerm is gekraak.

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