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We made it through a dark and cold winter full of challenges and hardships. I must congratulate you on seeing it through. Many of us had to sacrifice a lot but I am happy to say that things are getting better. Slowly but surely.
With Spring comes warmer weather, new growth buds on trees, colourful flowers and new opportunities. I encourage you to focus on the positive things we can do for ourselves and for those around us.
The first thing that comes to mind is South Africa’s annual arbor day on the 7th of September. There is something really rewarding about planting a tree in a public space or in your own home. I cannot truly explain the ‘feel good factor’. There is a special bond that I enjoy when planting and caring for a tree.
Not all of us have green fingers and some trees are more trickier than others to grow. If you’re not sure, pick an easy one especially a tree that does not require much water or care.
I have a soft spot for nitrogen fixers because they grow so quickly thus providing shade in a shorter space of time and they supply much needed nitrogen in the soil through the bacteria that grows in the root nodules.
Indigenous trees are always a win and should be the first type of tree to consider planting. Food producing trees give back in more than just providing shade, supporting wildlife, creating humus and absorbing carbon….they feed us! Be mindful that these trees do usually require a level of care to keep them healthy and strong.
Remember to visit or pass by your tree often to water it and give it some compost or plant food. It’s an amazing feeling to watch it grow and this is a joy you can experience for many years to come.
A Quick Update
Now that Unicorn Cafe has down scaled to focus only on products that sell quickly, our turnaround time of processing orders has increased and I am feeling much better about our customer service and delivery times.
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I am pleased to say that I always have stock of Vital Wheat Gluten Flour and Unicorn Cafe will always supply this product. In case you don’t know what this is…. it is the protein of normal wheat flour that it used to make seitan and give artisan breads elasticity.
Another amazing product that Unicorn Cafe supplies is vermicast. This is probably the most incredible fertilizer and growth medium that you can use for seeds and your garden.
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In my experience, I have had a much better success rate when growing seeds in vermicast as opposed to other mediums. I had a lot of fun transforming the garden of the office using vermicast. It’s great to see flowers growing when I arrive everyday. It’s such a wonderful start to the day and so uplifting when I walk outside to take a short break.
Sometimes I post pictures on Instagram. You are welcome to follow to keep updated with the little joys I experience. The Instagram handle is @unicorncafeza.
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Unicorn Cafe is selling it’s clothing at unbelievably low prices. These prices are so low, that I am practically giving away T-Shirts and warm comfy fleece jackets. Take a visit to our website www.unicorncafe.co.za and have a look. All stock must go.
If you supply a wonderful product that has an indefinite shelf life at room temperature and you can supply it reliably to our premises in Westlake, then get in touch. I will be more than happy to add it to the Unicorn Cafe website. Please note that it’s vitally important to be able to deliver the product to us reliably and that it contains no animal products.