Category Archives: Goats

How to Spend Your Weekend – With Nematodes

An amusing add directed to American livestock farmers that has appeared in several agriculture and livestock magazines – Nematodes are one of the biggest problems not only in the States, but globally.  The increasing over-use and inappropriate use of anthelmintics , … Continue reading

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Wargames – South Africans and Others

Are we on our way to a similar activity ? Post updated in Feb 2016.   In 1998 and for several years thereafter, during the fighting here, the South African military came in as the first wave of African Union (AU) troops … Continue reading

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The Long Dry Season Comes to Central Africa

Our weather consists of two seasons: Rainy and Dry.  The latter, beginning in late June, lasts about three months, and the rainy season the rest of the year.  Well, there is also quite a short dry-ish season in December-January. Here … Continue reading

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Maxi Finds a Way – Homing Instincts of Dogs

One of the misfortunes of moving at the beginning of June was the loss of Maxi the dog.  In the turmoil of getting all items – including pets – out of the compound he went missing and we couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Work and Life During The War Years in Burundi. 2004

From time to time I will be posting emails that i wrote during the war years to  friends and colleagues in other countries regarding our goat project and security and life in general – especially 2002 – 2006. Events have … Continue reading

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! II of III (Rural Notables – An Engagement)

Revised 4 July 2014 When Yvonne, the daughter of my cook/paravet,  became engaged to one of our staff, a huge celebration was organized in the compound.  During this ceremony a dowry is given to the future bride’s family by the future … Continue reading

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