Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quick update

It's been incredibly busy here. My day's been starting at 4 or 4:30 am when we go out and walk 6 km or so (and it's not even the whole cove!) looking for any signs of sea turtles, and ends around 9:30 or 10- and the list of things to do never seems to lessen. Not that I'm complaining.

We have had a horrific infestation of itchy, hairy, black caterpillars. We've found about 5 nests of about 400-500 caterpillars, and a few other ones with tiny ones. Horrible! No wonder we've all been so itchy. Their itchy hairs are in the air. We're in the process of exterminating them. Sorry, I can't live with this itchiness. Anyone who knows me well knows how much I hate all worms except earth worms. A strange fact considering I love gardens and gardening so much. Oh well.

Here are some random notes:

I took a walk the other day and saw 5 little pot bellied pigs not much bigger than full grown chihuahuas running across the dirt road. I've always wanted to have a pot-bellied pig and nearly grabbed one for myself if the mother didn't show her face over the bush. The sow looked very intelligent, and looked us straight in the eye with obvious curiosity.
Then there was thischicken whose feathers all curled up towards her head. She was very pleasant. You could almost feel her smiling at you. Yet another reminder not to judge by looks.

In the meantime, so much to study, so much work to do- and it's all good fun.

Have a nice week!

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