A regular visitor
This cute yellow mongoose comes to where ever we are sitting to get chicken bones we leave out for it. It is becoming so relaxed around us and it comes within 2m.
A bit of colour
The bush now is very dry and most trees have lost all their leaves. Below are pictures of some of the plants giving some colour during this season.
Birdlife at The Plot
Presently with no water out in the bush, birds are attracted to the few water points we have at The Plot, so bird watching is great (see our bird list)
Cold, cold and more cold. June this year was the coldest June we have personally ever recorded since we moved up here 8 1/2 years ago.
Things are looking a bit more warmer at the moment. Chilly mornings and nights continue, but during the day, out in the sun, it is shorts and t-shirt weather.
I have updated our weather page for those interested
Coronavirus for us
Botswana has been very well led during this epidemic and restricted infections to only 227 confirmed cases and only 1 death. Most of our confirmed cases were/are truck drivers coming into our country and a lot of these have returned to their home country.
Rumour has it that Letlhakane has had a case, but I can’t find any official proof of this, so I am not sure if this is genuine or not.
Life for us, under present restrictions, means we need to wear masks in public places and shops. Before entry into a shop your name, temperature and contact number is recorded.
Botswana does have, however, a petrol shortage owing to truck delays at our borders, so we are under petrol restrictions. We can only refuel with P250 per car, which is roughly 30l. We have had days here in Letlhakane where there is no fuel at most garages and hence long queues at a garage that does – up to a km.