The ignominy of the reaction of the then, autocratic government, is hopefully something that will never happen in South Africa again.
However, on a different note, on the holiday, for the first time our little town of Marquard held a Farmer's Market. Grant and I wandered over to the market plain and as we arrived I realized that I'd come without my camera. I couldn't believe I'd been so remiss. I always take photos of everything so how come I'd left my Canon behind this time. A friend heard my lament and suggested I took photos with my Smartphone. Although this isn't my most favorite mode of photography, I did and even uploaded them onto Facebook at the same time.
The fresh meat stall- we bought a packet of biltong for MIL. Grant (just off screen on the left) chats to friend, Hester while I took photos
The cake stall was yummy to look at. I would have liked to buy a cupcake for MIL,
but couldn't carry it around in my hands!
The fruit and vegetable table had a selection of items. I liked the look of the pears displayed in Grandma's enamel dish
Our young baker Lucas and his wife Ira (who is Joel's school teacher) displayed beautifully baked goods. We bought a loaf of rye bread
The Marquard Young Men's Association braaied/BBQ'd meat at their stall
The atmosphere was very sociable and pleasant
A table of exotic cheeses was a great attraction. My friend, Trudi tasted a piece of cheese as I photographed her. Grant bought a pecorino with peppadews and I chose a block of Halloumi
A farmer brought a couple of horses and offered rides to the children
The first Farmer's Market was such a success that the community has decided to hold one every three months. Next time I'll have my camera with me and take really good photos.
HERE'S WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEK AHEAD.