Category: On the Farm

Trailcam – I found the owner of these tracks.

The first night I had the camera up on this spot, I found the mystery animals tracks the next morning, on the road just out view of the camera. Frustrating.

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What is birding like in Mozambique?

The single biggest thing I have looked forward to when we decided we are moving here is the birding. I couldn’t wait to see what I would find here. It has definitely hasn’t disappointed.  It has been amazing so far. Obviously also since most of my birding was done in the Free State, South Africa,…

Another cool Trailcam Visitor

Just a few pics of my latest trail-cam visitor. I put my camera out quite far from our house but left it there for just one night. Besides nearly 500 pictures of the wind blowing through the grass, it did capture this Large Spotted Genet.  Sadly, he or she never showed its faced properly. Hopefully,…

One Special Trailcam visitor.

I left my trail-cam at a spot close to our home in the bush. Probably less than 500 meters from my house. I wanted to see what animals are this close, but I also just left it out, because I was a little indecisive about where to put it. So I didn’t expect much.  There…

An update on settling into our new home in Mozambique

I can’t believe we have been in Mozambique for over a month already. Our new house is starting to feel like my home, our vegetables are growing slowly but surely and I can at least greet people in Portuguese. This past month has been lovely and busy.  I am constantly planting more vegetables and hope…

Goodbye Free State… Yes, we are moving

Just a short update. After spending 6 1/2 years in the Free State, South Africa we have decided to move to a completely new area. A new adventure is calling. For the next few weeks, I will be a bit more quiet than usuall as we pack and move. When the unpacking is done my…

Ubuntu Adventures

I have an unstoppable desire to be part of an adventure. When I am done with one, or even while I am busy, I already start thinking of where I can go or what to do next. While I was pregnant, I would still try to do daily hikes on the farm. Also, because I…

Trail-cam Shenanigans

Last year I wrote about the Bat-eared Foxes of Bakoorvlakte. I have recently tried to find them again, especially now that it is winter again, and theoretically they should be more active in the day. I haven’t really had any luck myself to find them in day time, but my trail-cam did. My husband gave…

Raising a Spotted Hyena Part 5

This is the fifth and final part on the story of Crocuta. Crocuta was now 3 years of age and have been in a clan of her own for almost a year. I still visited her whenever I had time, I would call her to the fence and she would come running to the fence…