Here we return home as the sun peeps over the hill beyond the house
Heading down to the river - the dogs were thrilled with the second walk in as many hours
Exciting new territory to explore; Eddy is invisible in this long grass
Then - the river!
...and splashing water all over Namusa as she bends to check the pump
The electrical point
A wet and happy dog runs ahead of me along the path
Skabenga unwittingly flushed out a buck (deer) who, fleet-footed and fast was soon only visible against the boundary fence
Fortunately before the dogs noticed the buck, it cleared the fence and was gone!
Last week, on our early morning walk, I noticed the gate at the far end of the servitude had been vandalized. When I showed Grant the photos of the buck, he suggested Namusa repair the gate. He reckons that the local people who hunt (regrettably - among other things - the wildlife above), had cut the wire to enable their hunting dogs through and after their quarry. This is another issue (and sore point to me) altogether, which I won't go into now.
Namusa strides along with the role of wire on her shoulder and Skabenga at her side
The barbed wire in the middle section had been cut
Namusa joining blue wire to the severed barbed wire
I pulled the broken strand towards her while she turns and loops the wire around it (I used my left hand for the job with the camera in my right hand to record it all!)
Securing the wire to the gate frame
The finished product. We hope the villains leave this gate alone for now
Namusa found this large hollowed out log which she immediately placed on her head. She said it would make good firewood to add to the logs when she stokes the boiler which heats our bath water
There are three things that stand out in this post :
One: although Eddy always comes with us, in the second and third walk, she is not in any photos. This is because Eddy disappeared in the long grass and raced along ahead of us at all times.
Two: Skabenga has had his first [of many, I promise!] swims in the 'Berg
Three: Namusa is the most able, capable, practical and wonderful person to have around!
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