Michael and I walk to the client camp area
The flamboyant trees are beginning to bloom, really prettying up the town
While Michael explained to the gate guard that we were looking for the company gardens behind the camp, I wandered over to the electric gate and took photos.
The electric gate entrance to the client camp
The walls on either side of the gate, are heavily enforced with chipped rocks
Michael got no information from the askari, so we decided to walk around to the back of the camp ourselves.
Michael and I walk on the outside perimeter of the camp. The mteti / reeds are topped with barbed wire which is electrified
Michael and I didn't find any gardens or compost behind the camp, but I did see the back of my friend, Jo-Anne's house. The previous Saturday, a large tree just topped over and landed on her roof. It smashed the reed fence as well. She says she was sitting in her spare room at her computer when she heard the bang; but thinking it was a mine blast, she just carried on working. Only when her husband came down the passage asking if she was OK, did she find out that their house had been hit by this tree.
|Michael stands on the tree trunk. You can see the new reeds which were replaced last week. Fortunately Jo-Anne still has a large steel frame next to the house, which used to hold a water tank. This took the brunt of the tree's weight|
I'm linking my post to Good Fences, Thursday which is hosted by TexWisGirl and which you can access by clicking here
And now for the puppy update: Day 22.
As of Tuesday night, Princess isn't sleeping in the hut with the pups. She lies next to Zechariah and although the pups cried a little last night, they soon realized they had had enough milk when she fed them earlier and had each other for warmth and comfort, so they slept through the night. Early yesterday morning, Zechariah opened the door to the pups' hut and Princess climbed inside. She checked all the pups were there, lay down and gave them breakfast.
Every morning as the sun rays reach the enclosure and after lunch, Michael and I take the pups out of the hut and socialize with them. Princess is getting better at permitting us to do this!
Princess inspects each pup as Michael brings them from the hut
I soaked half a cup of cat pellets in warm milk and gave it to the pups. They lapped it up. Later a friend e-mailed me to say that I should be careful giving dogs cat food and vice versa. (Thanks my friend!) So, armed with this knowledge, today I will cook the pups oats porridge and dilute it with warm milk and feed them that. In this way, I'll prepare their delicate digestive systems for the ugali/maize meal which is cooked with meat bones in the Guest House for all the company dogs.
The pups lapping milk and biscuits with Princess watching carefully
The pups approach the new food
And then there were fourAnd then the plate was invisible!
Michael used a damp cloth to wipe the milk from the pups to avoid flies settling on them in the hut