An Australian, their Brenda – We’re straight back and now have struck the bottom operating in 2016! Then we hope it was relaxing and lovely if you had a break over December.

Our very first post associated with brand new 12 months is named “An Australian, their Bride and a Cow” plus it creates an intimate and funny tale! Nevertheless before we set about this story a small back ground on Rovos Rail while the Vos family members.

Our company is owned by Rohan Vos and regarding his spouse, Anthea, they usually have four kids – Shaun, Brenda, Bianca and Tiffany. The bride within our tale is Bianca, child number 2, plus the Australian is her husband that is new.

Brandon the Australian and Bianca the bride came across a few years back and for some time traversed many countries become together. They finally put up house and store in Cape Town equipped with not merely one but five dogs and from now on a cow.

Then you’ll know two things: 1) He has a dry sense of humour and 2) he teases Australians and New Zealanders because of the long history of sporting rivalry between the three countries if any of you have met Rohan or listened to one of his departures speeches.

Bringing house an Australian might have gone in any event but Rohan, before long, began to view it as being a great possibility to practise their jokes and Brandon had been the butt of most of them! The final gag that is big in Rohan inheriting a cow. Over supper one night Rohan told Brandon about Lobolo, that will be A african tradition in which a prospective spouse or mind of their family members undertakes to offer to your head of a potential wife’s household home in money or type. Historically, this property was at cattle but in the long run it offers relocated to being mostly in money.

Well, Brandon took this to heart being the severe type of chap he is, started researching Lobolo and what type of cattle appropriate. “A guy is observed to love their partner as he strives to save lots of and purchase lobolo when it comes to an Nguni Heifer”. That decided it in which he start choosing the breeder that is top of Heifer cows in Southern Africa.

A couple of days before xmas Brandon place a call right through to Brenda, child number 1 along with his future sister-in-law, to inform her that the cow that is pregnant be brought to Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and therefore she had been lobolo for Bianca. Brenda works for the business and it is situated in Pretoria as soon as she had got throughout the shock that is initialand looked around for candid digital digital cameras) she believed the storyline and began to plan distribution of 1 Nguni Heifer!

Mea Bella, meaning “my stunning one” had been properly delivered and it is succeeding. Being the social pets they are, Brenda earned a friend for Mea, another Nguni Heifer (also expecting) and her title is Camilla. The 2 roam all over property consuming well and growing steadily. They usually have a call through the veterinarian every fourteen days as well as the reports are often that they’re happy and healthy. Their calves are due at the beginning of March so view this area!

Top image: Left is Mea Bella as well as on the best, Camilla. Image taken by Regardo Lewis.