Sometimes, when we’re lucky, we get a lot of milk from our two goat ladies Allis and Esmeralda, …and no one is more pleased than the sons and daughters of Sheba! Goat milk stands very high on Eden guard dog menu, and even though the youngsters can’t smell it through the jar, they know that [...]
…the beautiful seasonal lake of Dadin Serki! Situated within riding distance, we make sure to enjoy its sights as often as we can. It will dry out in the months to come, making it all the more precious! For see what the sky’s like in other parts of the world, visit Skywatch!
Today is my grandfather’s 80th birthday (!) and my father and sister have flown to Stavanger (Norway) for the occasion. Yesterday, my dad sent me some lovely pictures from Stavanger city, which is situated on the West Coast. It’s a beautiful city that holds a lot of family history, with a street named after my [...]
A week after I’d been to the seasonal lake of Dadin Serki with my dad, Anette and I went back with Sheba. Although the lake has had water since June, I didn’t want her in still water when she was a puppy – and even now, I checked with the vet first who told me [...]
When we came back six weeks ago, the bush was all green and lush. It was still very hot though, but that’s how the rainy season goes. It only cools down after the rains, and when the days are cloudy. Sunny days are hot, but the view is beautiful! Sheba was thrilled to be out [...]
Time flies, doesn’t it?
Our little Sandy has been making some wonderful progress lately! It’s been a long journey since we started with water therapy some three weeks ago, but just before my dad flew back to Europe last Saturday, Sandy had started to lift himself off the ground and practice walking. He could only take a few steps [...]
The sun likes to set while we’re out in the bush, somewhere. And we like to stop when it does, even when we’re going far or have a long way back. Some images are just worth having on picture. The critters don’t always understand why we’re stopping, … and nor do the villagers, who often [...]
Today is my father’s birthday. Grattis på födelsedagen, pappa! As I was going through the archives, I stumbled upon the diaries that my brother and sister kept during our 1986 Sahara journey. 1986 was the year that we moved from Tunisia (where we had been staying for two years) to Niger, the least developed country [...]
As much as we love having new goat kids around, we would not be able to keep every little buck or doe born at Ishtar’s Ark. Raz the buck had a fabulous coat, but as the offspring of one doe and the brother of the other, he would have to be castrated in order to [...]
The rainy season has ended and the nights are getting cold(ish). We should be approaching winter (passing through a short hot season first), but occasional heavy clouds often linger in the background, causing the Internet to go off. These are funny times. Snow next? We’ve had hail before, so it’s not an impossibility.
For two years now, Anette and I have been picking up fallen samia pods (prosopis juliflora) on our street to give to our horses. Our horses love them so much that for two years, I’ve been trying to find someone who will bring them on a larger scale, but to no avail. Grown men will [...]
When I stepped out of the office a few nights ago, I was met by a stunning display of colours and sky activity. It was too late for those fabulous shots, but not too late to enjoy. Wanting to give my dog some quality time, I took her to Aichatu’s to play with her new [...]
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