Corrie – Our New Jack Russell

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our new pure breed jack russell is called “corrie”, which comes from the emakhua word “ekhole” – “coconut”.

we had a bit of a rocky start with her as

on day #1: she went after the chickens throats or wings (obviously she likes “chicken wings” ; )) … so we secured the coop with our 9 prized lohmann chicken layers from cuxhafen) and

on day #2: she bit a vendour lady who came to our gate trying to sell crabs. the crabs were flying all over the place, as the woman was jumping and screaming her heart out. we managed to calm the situation down, paid the lady off (who was bitten in the thigh), apologized, and hurried to give corrie the vaccines.

on day #3: she would howl at 5.20am (our strategy was to simply ignore her and hide unde the next pillow… she behaves better now).

on day #4, 5 and 6: she was nibbling on the bark of our trees: new ones and old ones. tearing off great parts of bark. arrgh!!!

i love my trees!!! : (

so i was VERY cross with her.

arlindo was helping me to put maschendrahtzaun (wire fence) around all the endangered tree trunks.
BUT NOW IT COMES!: a couple of days later she managed to kill 7 mice in one hour in one of our storerooms… woaaaahooo!

so she was in the “positive” with us again…  ; )

she is sniffing around all over the place in our 1 acre quintal (portuguese for compound). which is great as she will be hopfully be the first to encounter an intruding snake.

she hasn’t bitten anyone else since and we like her around. she’s sometimes such a whirlwind and going from one place to another like a rocket, really fun!  : ))

so guess what …  we decided to keep her afterall.

much to the delight of our four children. anna, our little one, calls out to her in a very commanding voice: “COLLIIIIIE!!!”.

which corrie ignores. she is quite a character.

: )

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New Toad On The Block

 

This mega-toad just walked by last night. Or should I say “hobbled”? Jumped?

Where did it come from? Where did it go? The answer knows only the wind…

Hahaha!!!  : )

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Mr Chameleon

He lived for us a couple of months just under the roof of our veranda. Our local friends feared him, “…because he is venomous!!!” (which he is not).

We never saw him eat anything. Maybe he was in fasting mode??

Then one day his skin was coming off. And a few days later he wandered off. We hope to see him again. He was a friendly even though a bit quiet fellow… ; ))

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Cairo

I stayed for fout days in this overwhelming 25 million megacity. The traffic is crazy: Cars speeding, pedestrians inbetween, including children... anarchy. I enjoyed the food, eg shawarma kebab. Also the sweets are reaaaly delicious. We spent some time with some friends and were of encouragment. Nice! : )

I stayed for four days in this overwhelming 25 million megacity.
The traffic is crazy: Cars speeding, pedestrians inbetween, including children… anarchy.
I enjoyed the food, eg Shawarma Kebab. Also the sweets are reaaaly delicious.
We spent time with some friends and were of encouragment. Nice! : )

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the tv was small - but it was really fun to watch a few games with my african bros at a fish dealers house. i had the best chair (thanks!) and my team always won. i am world champion now!!! : )

the tv was small – but it was really fun to watch a few games with my african bros at a fish dealers house. i had the best chair (thanks!) and my team always won. i am world champion now!!!
: )

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Global Citizen

Global Citizen

Around the World Spanish Traveller Carlos with us for a night.
Good company and interesting talks.
Nice BMW 800 too. He´s gonna proceed to Tanzania.
Wish you a safe trip!!

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Blacksmith

Blacksmith

The guy in the left is working on 6-inch nails which he is hammering into shape.
Those nails will be used for the main frame of a Dhau: they will connect keel with ribs and must be able to take a beating in rough weather. The usual round nails wouldn´t suffice; the blacksmith´s nails have a four-sided shape.

A boy is responsible for supplying the furnace with air. It is very hot and a tough job for the young lad.

The sea with the Dhau harbor is only a few metres away. Many coastal villages have still somebody who works part-time as a blacksmith.

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