Category Archives: slow food

An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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Cleome by any other name would taste as sweet…..good ‘slow’ food at Chilo Gorge!

Beautiful Cleome Gynandra is growing fast in our Gonarezhou area with the recent rain. Thomas Mutombeni, head guide at Chilo Gorge, says: “it is a food plant, the leaves of which the Shangaans cook and eat like spinach. Shangaans call it … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Painted Wolves 2015; bicycles, art and fine wines in the U.K…..

A Celebration of Painted Wolves 2015 for some background, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Celebration-of-Painted-Wolves/204094596348428 Golden Dog Days by Lin Barrie: http://www.paintedwolfwines.com/a-celebration-of-painted-wolves/ I am thrilled, some of my artwork is travelling around the U.K with Jeremy Borg on his trusty bicycle .. raising awareness … Continue reading

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Wine and Wild Dog weekend; great tastes and conservation at Chilo Gorge safari Lodge…

Following the great success of previous wine and wild dog events in 2011 and 2013, held by Painted Wolf Wines and the wild dog research projects in Zimbabwe, we are thrilled to announce a taste and conservation sensation at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in … Continue reading

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Hyenas and Owl at Sunrise, Baobab pulp for breakfast;Tiepolo sky, Moths and Mango at Sunset……

Sunrise brings a watery radiance, the promise of rain, as two hyenas chat to each other in subdued voices across the Save River and as I relax with coffee, in the chair on my veranda at Chilo, a young owl flies off … Continue reading

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Mahenye Sand Forest; Secret Paths and Millipedes; Special Birds and Botany

A trip to the Mahenye Sand Forest from Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge in the rainy season is a voyage of discovery…. First comes the ride through the Mahenye Village, a haven of big trees, hand painted huts and friendly faces…   This … Continue reading

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Bees and malaria; Honey gatherers and baobabs….

Honey Gatherers and bees have been much on my mind… when we walk through the sand forest near to Mahenye village I photograph the pegs and ancient pegs marks on a baobab trunk… and the giant land snail who has … Continue reading

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