After weeks of severe neglect in the hands of Ali during our stay in Sweden, our pregnant does Allis and Esmeralda were just starting to look better, although still in the works of fattening up. A few weeks ago, Allis didn’t even look pregnant, but this past weekend, our vet confirmed that she was still [...]
Solar cooking is one of the perks of living and working as a volunteer in Niger; a country rich in solar hours. Last Saturday, I posted a picture of a casserole destined for the sun. A lot of people wanted to know how the solar cooker worked, reminding me that it was time for a [...]
Some of you asked if Sheba had a new collar, and the answer is yes, Sheba sports a brand new yellow reflex collar, which even glows in strong daylight! She also owns a new reflex vest, which she gets to wear whenever we it’s dark. Sheba loves her new vest! Not only is she proud [...]
Isolde grazing Sheba on the lookout Tabita & Anette give Kalahari a pat while she licks the salt stone Sheba on patrol Both equine youngsters licking the salt stone “Delicious herbs! How come I didn’t find those?” The ridgeback goes hunting “You guys need any help?” Kalahari & Sheba share a moment Weekend greetings from [...]
The Sheba Seven are now eleven weeks old! For Anette and I, that means nearly two weeks of getting to know them in real life. They’re a precious lot. As good guard dogs are rare in these parts of the world (we have not had a litter since 2000), we are keeping all of them. [...]
On Sunday, my father and I enjoyed long bush ride on our hard-working barb mares and Western & Australian saddles! The scenery is beautiful at this time a year. The sky was equally beautiful, holding a promise of a beautiful skywatch! Riding through the millet stalks is like venturing into an endless green labyrinth. Most [...]
…but Sheba always wins in the end!
It’s rainy season in Niger. Copyright Eden Foundation Copyright Eden Foundation A nomad family is on the move, bringing their herd from one pasture to another. This is the season when the grass is lush and the animals have a good chance of fattening up. Copyright Eden Foundation Traveling with all of their belongings, this [...]
Since moving back in at Ishtar’s Ark, Sheba is happy to spend all our working hours with her puppies at the office. The one benefit that the puppies get from having such a young mother, is that she loves to play with them! And the Sheba seven love to play! Miss Hudu and Mr Bakwai [...]
Ready to meet the sun!
The Sheba Seven are ten weeks old today, and growing like weeds! Having met them together with their mother, I should perhaps refer to them as the Sheba Eight – their playful young mother included! At the time before our arrival, Sheba was a bit tired of her eager Seven, …but all she needed was [...]
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There’s nothing like starting the day with an early morning bush ride with Sheba, even if it means getting up at six (after being awakened by the dogs three times during the night)! We didn’t have much time, but I wanted to try the new Western saddle, which my father bought. The Western style is [...]
After a few days in Zinder (settling in and adjusting to the heat & humidity), it’s time to look back at that first Saturday morning when we woke up at Ishtar’s Ark for the first time in three months! Sheba was still at the office (I didn’t want to pick her up late at night, [...]
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