He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Full house?

I think they are almost ready to fly. Well I hope so.  The is no room left for growth.  Learn more about these chicks on the following posts.

Mobile home?

The  giant african land snail (Achatina sp.) I found sneaking around my parsley.

Replacing roof support.

A hair-raising experience which I really couldn’t watch.  I was afraid the entire roof would collapse during the process.

1.  Rotten roof support devoured by termites.

Really devoured!

2.  Support roof and remove old tree trunk.

3. You call that support???

4. Lots of hard work

5. New roof support. Whew!

I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.

~ Primo Levi

Lest I forget….

Please never let me take this for granted

Far from the cities

And far from the streets

Far from the people

Is where my heart beats

It beats in slow time

In the vast open space

It beats out the rhyme

Of an African pace


With the sun baking down

And the buzz of blue flies

With chirping cicadas

And gentle breeze sighs

There’s no need to rush

No deadlines to chase

Just the slow steady pulse

Of an African pace


The cool of the morning

The heat of high noon

The balm of the sunset

The silk of the moon

The stars’ steady march

The rivers’ etched face

The life loving rhythm

Of an African pace


( “African Pace” by Wayne Visser)