How Many Days Was That?

I am counting back to last Saturday and it seems to be more than 2 days since the city was supposed to contact me to let me know why they were digging in my yard.  Have I mentioned how frustrating it is trying to contact a city department here? Someone’s decision years ago to centralize… Continue reading How Many Days Was That?


I haven’t written about my boy Chester for awhile, so I thought it was time I did. He is doing great.  He was fine while I was away and adapted well to my daughter’s routine.  Her hours are different from my hours normally, but she adapted herself to make a routine due to Chester’s med… Continue reading Chester

Wild Dogs at Nkorho

As I mentioned yesterday, there is no way of knowing when or if a critter or critters will arrive near one of Africam’s waterholes for us to watch.  After a very quiet night at all 3 cams, a pack of Wild Dogs suddenly appeared at Nkorho. They were pretty much at the edge of the… Continue reading Wild Dogs at Nkorho

Chester Pictures

As usual, when I first get a camera or a lens, I come home and take pictures of Chester in the back yard for practice.  Again – not one pictures was discarded – this camera takes great pictures.  I can’t say how many dozens or hundreds of pictures of Chester I have had to delete… Continue reading Chester Pictures


I have talked about Kiva before, but thought it was worth talking about again. Through Kiva, you can lend money to a person who usually just needs a very small amount (by our standards) to get their business going or improve their business enough to support themselves and/or their family.  You can loan as little… Continue reading Kiva

Wild Dogs at Nkorho

Early this morning a pack of Wild Dogs raced around Nkorho with our zoomie and the landies full of guests in hot pursuit.   These dogs are rare and a sighting is always big news.  According to the rangers at Nkorho, there were 20 dogs and while there they caught 3 Impalas for their meals. I… Continue reading Wild Dogs at Nkorho

January 12th

It is a little cooler here today – was -21C when I got up, but has now risen to -18C where it is supposed to stay until evening when it will drop to -22C.  Still not bad for January weather though. I am sitting here with my breakfast (from Howwa’s Virtual Boma Cafe, of course),… Continue reading January 12th

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about… Continue reading 2010 in review

October 31st – Happy Halloween

Not too bad a day here.  Right now (early evening) it is 2C and it was nice enough out that I got some (not much – but some) leaf raking done in my yard.  A few million leaves fell the last few days when I was away. Speaking of being away, I spent the last… Continue reading October 31st – Happy Halloween

Wild Earth Day

We are having another cloudy, rainy, cool day here.  I am hoping that the yard dries up enough this after to get the grass cut and the ladder out to check (once again) for the squirrel entrance. On our walk along the Red River this morning, crows provided our entertainment. Now – before the walk… Continue reading Wild Earth Day