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

Our very very first article of this brand new 12 months is known as “An Australian, their Bride and a Cow” also it creates an enchanting and funny story! However before we attempt this tale a background that is little Rovos Rail while the Vos family members.

We have been owned by Rohan Vos and along with his spouse, Anthea, they will have four kids – Shaun, Brenda, Bianca and Tiffany. The bride inside our tale is Bianca, child number 2, additionally the Australian is her brand new spouse, Brandon.

Brandon the Australian and Bianca the bride came across a years that are few as well as for some time traversed many countries become together. They finally setup shop and home in Cape Town equipped with not just one but five dogs now a cow.

If any one of you’ve got met Rohan or paid attention to one of is own departures speeches then you’ll recognize a couple of things: 1) he’s got a dry feeling of humour and 2) he teases Australians and New Zealanders due to the long reputation for sporting rivalry involving the three nations.

Bringing house an Australian may have gone in either case but Rohan, before long, began to notice it being a great possibility to practise their jokes and Brandon ended up being the butt of all of the of those! The final big gag lead in Rohan inheriting a cow. Over supper one night Rohan told Brandon about Lobolo, which can be A african tradition in which a potential husband or mind of his household undertakes to provide into the mind of a potential wife’s household home in money or sort. Historically, this home was at cattle but with time it has relocated to being mostly in money.

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

A couple of days before xmas Brandon place a call through to Brenda, child no. 1 along with his future sister-in-law, to inform her that a expecting cow would be brought to Rovos Rail Station in Pretoria and therefore she had been lobolo for Bianca. Brenda works well with the organization and it is located in Pretoria and when she had got on the initial surprise (and looked around for candid digital digital cameras) she thought the tale and began to get ready for distribution of just one Nguni Heifer!

Mea Bella, meaning “my stunning one” had been safely delivered and it is doing well. 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 across the home consuming well and growing steadily. They usually have a trip through the veterinarian every fourteen days in addition to reports are often that they’re happy and healthy. Their calves are due at the beginning of March therefore view this area!

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