Tag Archives: Insects

Yellow Jackets and Spiders

September 7 – This blog is primarily about a recent weekend. I started out the day doing some weed-eating in the back yard, and in the process disturbed a large spider in the grass. Quickly I rounded up a container … Continue reading

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African Tales – Feeding the Multitude

July 21 – One year at the Rusangu Mission there was a famine, caused by a drought that killed off most of the local crops. The mission was responsible for providing food for the students, for it had been paid … Continue reading

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Lumberjacks R Us

July 13 – After all of that cutting and carrying and tossing, I was not satisfied yet! I told Dale I wanted to read a bit and then go back with the push mower to cut the grass at the … Continue reading

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Family Walks

February 22 – During walks when our children were small, son David would often rush ahead, carefully lifting each large stone near the water’s edge or protruding out into the water a bit, as he searched for crayfish. These “crabs” … Continue reading

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African Tales – The Monkey and the Ants

September 12 – At Solusi, we kept our pet monkey outside, with one end of her line attached to a large tree that she slept in at night. My sister Jean had a white cat with two white kittens, and … Continue reading

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Sting-a-ling-a-ling!

August 11 – Late last week just after I had put the second load of clothes on the line, I meandered over to the yucca patch near the road because I just had to pull the very tall weeds in … Continue reading

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Mocking birds + Blue jays = Mockingjays?

July 5 – What would our life be without animals of all kinds–some nice and friendly, others never getting near enough to touch, some that scare folks who are afraid of them, some with their beautiful colors, and others in … Continue reading

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Mowing and eating and cicadas

June 19 – No rain today, so they are saying. Was dry yesterday too, until a light rain fell late in the evening. We got a lot of mowing done in the afternoon after we got home from Pleasant Hill … Continue reading

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African Tales – Caterpillars

June 7 – In a kopje in the area was a cave called Mlevu’s Cave, a cave where African Christians had hidden the belongings of the white missionaries who had fled to Bulawayo during the Second Matabele War. After the rebellion … Continue reading

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Anyone need their windows washed?

March 16 – Just came in from the front porch where the thermometer announces that it is very comfortable out there with summer lawn chairs available for seating. While Dale read the book You Belong in a Zoo, I paged … Continue reading

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