Thanks! Yes, we're surrounded by miles of fynbos
The nearest town is a few kilometres away. So the house has solar panels and we draw water from a borehole.
I'm sure Mary K would've loved the scenery here, and she might've enjoyed seeing her distant cousins, that's a beautiful photo of her!
Today in Stilbaai I saw this
It's always a good day when you see wild torts! It's a bit difficult to see, but in the top left is a tort. The one to the right was larger and "chasing" the other one. It could be that time of year, or he was chasing the other tort out of his territory.
When he saw...
We have a yesterday today and tomorrow that sprang up in our garden. This year it's blooming profusely. The young stinkhout leaves above show just how nicely Spring is progressing here in SA
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Apparently people started leaving marmalade sandwiches and stuffed Paddington bears as a tribute to the queen, but since then the royal family has asked that people stop, most likely because the sandwiches being left out is food waste and it mifs/rots easily
Paddington bears account also...
She used it to signal her servants. If someone was talking too long with her or about something she disliked, she would switch it to the opposite hand to get out of a conversation. After the signal was given her servants would fetch her to let her know she should "attend" to something else. I...
She wasn't the most liked person around the world, but you have to give that she changed the world regardless, and that any death is sad.
I hope I don't sound disrespectful, but I can't help but wonder what this means for the monarchy and for a Scotland that wants to leave. So all eyes are now...
Thanks @Lyn W! University starts next year somewhere in February, but the reason I've been so quite is that I was in Ireland for a few weeks😃
Both torts are doing excellent, Zvezda is growing a lot with the break of Spring
Sunny is fully healed thanks to all the help you guys provided. He's also...
Well... I find it incredibly ironic that on the day I finally post about my torts constipation... he let rip a gargantuan poop, in his enclosure, the first time I've ever seen him do it
Not for the faint of heart
Thanks for all the suggestions, really appreciate it!
After the initial baytril shock he stopped eating, and started to ramp up slowly. He's now eating much more.
I way him now and then but not regularly. Before the injection he wayed 144g, now he's on 137g
So my tort's just come out of a long RI, I can now see that it's almost entirely gone. But I've realised that the last time he pooped was 3 March 2022. It's been 114 days since he's last pooped! In 114 days I've tried over a dozen hour long soaks, and on other times half an hour soaks. I've...
My grandparents have been in Stilbaai for about the last 2 weeks, so there's a whole lot of photos. They've gone to do some finishing touches on the house.
Here's the beautiful Outeniqua berge and pass
Some unusual snowfall on the above mentioned mountains, a real treat for us here in SA A few...