Showing posts from August, 2020

Batanai Farm

  We spent the holiday weekend of August 8-11 at Major’s farm at Batanai.   Located 25 kms and 45 minutes of terrible road away from Chidamoyo, we went to enjoy our 2-day holiday of Hero’s and Defense Day and the weekend.   These are our last holidays before December. We enjoyed the quiet of the bush and Major and his workers and Patience were busy working in their field harvesting sweet potatoes and planting potatoes. I spent the time reading, watching Netflix on my iPad and napping!   Patience cooked and brought me tea and porridge every morning when I got up.   What a life! It was very cool as winter is still here and was down to low 60’s at night and early morning.   I usually took my bucket bath about 11 am after it warmed up a bit! I went to the field one day and watched as they worked and watered.   I laid in the sun on a cot and read.   That is why I like farming so much! Ha! On Tuesday evening we came back to get ready to go to work on Wednesday and the rest of the w

Enjoyable time away at Rhino Camp

On Monday the 27th of July, Major and Patience and I left Chidamoyo for 4 days at Rhino Camp.  Its a 4 hour drive to Kariba and then a 1 hour boat drive down to Rhino Camp.  We arrived to large groups of hippo all around and some elephants munching the grass. Major and Patience went fishing twice a day and I went out on a game ride once each evening.  In the morning I enjoyed just sitting in the sun and reading my book while elephants walked by in front of me, munching grass. It was a wonderful and relaxing time.  Just a good time to get away and enjoy a change of scenery during Covid. Fishing wasn't that good for Major and Patience but they caught enough for all of us at camp to have fresh fried Bream for our last dinner there.  Major doesn't eat fish but the rest of it loved it! We returned home on Thursday afternoon.  Zimbabwe had started a very strict lockdown again due to Covid.  Now people have to have a letter from work to travel or otherwise stay at home. You must wear