Category Archives: Animals

African Adventures, Part 4

May 1 – And now for the final installment, I’ll close with a couple of smaller items… Termites were very common and destructive in Africa, and at certain times of year millions of flying termites would emerge from their underground … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 3

April 29 – Swarms of locusts were fairly common where we lived and I remember running out on the mission campus and swatting at the locusts that flew past. The farmers were out swatting at them with branches to encourage … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 2

April 21 – Another interesting place in Southern Rhodesia was the Zambesi ruins, an area long ago inhabited by an unknown race who built huge walls of stone that tourists go to see and marvel at. A large carved stone bird … Continue reading

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African Adventures, Part 1

April 19 – I grew up in Southern Rhodesia, named after Cecil John Rhodes. My parents went as missionaries in 1935, and their first assignment was to Solusi Mission, the oldest SDA mission station in the world, named after old … Continue reading

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Lotsa Birds

March 28 – Much as I would like to think spring has arrived, the cold weather (yes, it’s supposed to be in the mid-20s this weekend!) makes me wonder if spring will ever arrive. In fact, it almost makes me … Continue reading

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Do the Mamba

March 21 – Just about everyone has heard of the black mamba, a large, swift, and dangerous African snake. They can grow up to 14 feet in length and have very toxic venom. I have included a picture of me … Continue reading

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My African Mongoose

February 13 – One day while I was hiking with my German shepherd dog, he suddenly paid attention to a burrow along the way, from which issued angry animal sounds. Peering into the burrow, I saw a mongoose sitting just … Continue reading

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Walkin’ and the Walnuts

January 21 – I have been busy trying to get some short blogs written up, and some of these ideas that will take care of the notes I have made for the last couple of months or so! I’ll try … Continue reading

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Animals, Animals, Dentist, Groceries

December 17 – Chris has been outside recently trying to scare a couple squirrels away from the bird feeder where they have been enjoying the sunflower seeds we put out for the birds. Those squirrels were very bold, and didn’t … Continue reading

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Storm Thoughts

November 20 – Storms are grand and amazing things. Several weeks ago we had a big thunderstorm in October, a fairly uncommon event around here! It was a very warm day, right on into the evening with high humidity and … Continue reading

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