Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Jumbo update 25 Jan 2013

Posted by Jenny Webb on Friday, January 25, 2013,

Jumbo Update 25 Jan 2013

 

I have had my Mum staying with us for a while and she has been reminding me of stories of previous orphans that we have had living with us until they could go back to the bush and I thought that over the next couple of weeks I would share some of these with you.

 

One of the biggest characters that we had was Skinky the genet cat – she was very slinky and on occasion rather stinky thus the name. Genet cats are more mongoose like than cat like in a lot of ways,...


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Jumbo Update 18 Jan 2013

Posted by Jenny Webb on Friday, January 25, 2013,

Jumbo update 18 Jan 2013

 

Things are really looking up, we have sunshine today and hopefully the soil will have dried out enough over the weekend to get back onto our brick making – trying to make bricks out of liquid mud just does not work!

 

We had a bit of excitement on Monday night at 11.30. We were all asleep – in total darkness as our transformer had blown up 10 days before leaving us with no electricity. I woke up to the dogs going mad, peoples voices and lights shining near ...


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Jumbo update 11 Jan 2013

Posted by Jenny Webb on Friday, January 11, 2013,

Good morning from a very wet Malawi – We really do need webbed feet at the moment as it has rained continuously for over a week now.  This is better than drought but all the grass and crops are looking rather yellow and waterlogged at the moment so we do need to see a little sun.

 

We have had no electricity for a week now as our transformer keeps blowing fuses and Escomm has to come and fix them only for them to blow the very next time we have a power cut which occurs a couple of times a...


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Jumbo Update 28 Dec 2012

Posted by Jenny Webb on Friday, January 11, 2013,

Jumbo update 28 Dec 2012
Merry Christmas from all of us at Jumbo. We were all thoroughly spoilt animals and people alike. Dogs each got an extra big meaty bone, cats got tuna, horses and donkey got extra carrots in their breakfast. 

We did have an extra little orphan, a tiny little vervet that we rescued from the side of the road who spent Christmas with us and then went to join the group of monkeys at the sanctuary in town who specialise in primates ,on boxing day where he will become part ...


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