Kogman & Keisie is a meeting place;
of the Nature Reserve and town,
natural environment, farming and gardening,
rest, work and adventure,
but most importantly the Kogmanskloof gorge and the Keisie river.
Let’s get personal
A couple of years ago I had a vision of my hand brushing through silver olive leaves while walking in a grove with golden sunlight reflecting on every movement. This vision grew into a mission and I set my heart to make this a reality. It’s a long story (…I’ll be happy to share this with you if you ask) but I had to let go in order to be born again in the countryside. The countryside is a place of community, healthy lifestyle, peace, safety and a life close to the Creator.
From the city to the countryside was a challenging adjustment but all in the Loving Will for the better! Living so close to nature and a caring community brought me closer to God. One remains humble here knowing that you are at the mercy and everlasting love & kindness of the Lords breathing wind, His heavenly rain, His well orchestrated seasons and soil-body He bestows upon us. Every day is a pure blessing you soon realise waking up in the presence of the surrounding family-like mountains. Peace and stillness is a prayer on it’s own when you are aware.
The reason I choose to farm with nature (organically) is because I believe in building up the land, not destroying it. Lee Iacocca said, “Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it”. It’s important to practice permaculture principles by observing nature. I learn something everyday and try to practice that which is most natural and best for the soil, plants, animals and humans.
Hosea 10:12; Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that He may come and shower righteousness upon you.
In the time I’ve been here, starting out with little and surviving two floods, a close call mountain fire and low capital at times, I can now confess that all my investment in the form of faith, hope, passion, sweat and tears paid off well. My business have grown and the farm is looking happier and healthier than ever before. The best of all is that the love of my life found me here and a year later we got married. Liana is featured in the photograph on the right.
Kogman & Keisie is a place where rock and water meet in abundance, it’s a place about sharing, it’s a place about the bountifulness of the Creators love. We look forward sharing this lifestyle and the beautiful countryside with you!