Sunday, May 23, 2021

Critters of South Africa return!

 Good afternoon dearest Blogger friends. Thank you everyone, for your kind words after the loss of our dearest Ambrose. I still look around for him and I know I will for a long time to come.

Meanwhile, life has been very busy. April and May have been holiday months in South Africa with several public holidays scattered over the past six weeks. This, of course, means business for holiday accommodation and that's me! 

The large family holiday home I managed until Lockdown in April last year, was sold. The new owner contacted me in November. All the red tape was finally final in February. I met with Mark and Sue at the house and by end of March I had my first booking. This is all news for a future post.

Back on the farm, the calves are being born at a rapid rate and the woodpeckers are back making their nests in the garden. 

Cardinal Woodpecker in a tree over my garden fence

A black cow and her brown calf with a white-tipped

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen, here



  1. Of course you miss Ambrose. My heart aches with and for you.
    How lovely that the critters (including the tourist critters) are returning to your area. You will be busy - but I suspect that is how you like life.

  2. Your last shot is my favourite.

  3. Hello Jo,
    I am happy to see your posting and with a critter post. The woodpecker is a cool yard bird. I love the cow with the cute brown calf photo. It sounds like you are keeping busy with the holiday accommodations. Thank you for linking up your post. Take care, have a happy new week!

  4. Happy week to you and glad you got signed up with the new owners.. i know you still miss Ambrose.. and will for many years

  5. Nice critter shots, Jo. I wonder if mama cow is sharing a story with her calf as they stroll along the land. :)
    Nice to see you post again. Have a wonderful new week.

  6. Sorry to hear about Ambrose. The baby calves must be cute to see. Glad you have work but take it easy too.

  7. Beautiful 😍. Love it


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