Roberta Writes: Thursday Doors – Road Trip Day 2, Bushmen paintings and Boer War etchings

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The accommodation at Ganora Farm where we spent the first night of our road trip was lovely. Here are a few pictures of doors and scenes from around the farm:

We went on a tour to see the Bushman paintings on the farm. These are a few pictures:

If you’d like to read a bit more about Bushman art, you can do so here:

During the Second Anglo Boer war, the family was taken captive by the British. All except one son who escaped and lived under the rocky overhangs on the farm for three months before he to was captured and sent to a prison of war camp. During his time in hiding, he created some etchings which still survive:

59 thoughts on “Roberta Writes: Thursday Doors – Road Trip Day 2, Bushmen paintings and Boer War etchings

  1. I remember that milking equipment at my Aunt and Uncles’s place when I visited their farm as a child. I believe it is a milk/cream separator. As I viewed your Bushmen paintings and Boer War etchings, I was reminded by how we leave our mark on this earth as a reminder that we were once here. A great Thursday Doors, Robbie – thanks you.

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    1. Yes, it is a milk/cream separator. I was taken aback when I saw it was called an antique as we used them on the farm when I was growing up. It was my job to wash it. I guess I have to come to grips with the fact that some of the things from my youth are now considered antiques!

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      1. It may well be 100 years old. It always strikes me when I visit a museum and see things we used on the farm. But I have to remind myself that it was a long time ago and the things on the farm were already old!


  2. The cave art is amazing, Robbie but I love the doors, especially the wardrobe and the sideboard. The rich grain in panel doors of the wardrobe is beautiful. I love that it was finished in a way that accentuates the grain.

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      1. I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I lived in a rural area with lots of farms. It had much of a small-town feel to it. It was a time when people trusted their neighbors, and you didn’t have to worry about locking your door.


  3. I love the bushman paintings, Robbie. It’s interesting how similar they are to some of the ancient drawings here in the US, especially the elongated horse-life animal. That must have been a fascinating visit and loaded with history.

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  4. I’m sorry I missed this Robbie — it’s a fascinating tour. I love that old wardrobe, and the milking equipment. I remember my Granny churning milk. One time she showed me the bits of butter beginning to form and described how that would make buttermilk, and then butter.
    Hugs on the wing.

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