The story is based on the truth. It has been delivered over many generations that this stone in the photograph on the left is a meteorite. We had a piece of the stone tested in a laboratory, but it isn't a meteorite.
Grandfather took us to the stone. It all happened early in summer, the mating season for the clapper lark, and the little bird's delightful song accompanied us to the starstone.
Sungazers are known in South Africa as "ouvolk" - meaning that they are ancient, which they indeed are. "Ouvolk" almost got extinct in the Orange Free State, but they have recovered and can be seen very often when you walk or drive in the fields.
This is King Uli, named after a famous rugby player in South Africa.
Simmental cattle originates from Switserland and many farmers in South Africa breeds with them.
Stefan uses a stick to create the impression that he is taller than the ostrich. This trick doesn't always work and shouldn't be relied upon to protect you from an angry ostrich.
The Clapper Lark is an insignificant little bird that originates from the Cape Province.