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Author Archives: Lynn

Chobe Boat Ride and Game Drive

This morning we had a private boat tour of the Chobe River. It covered the same area as our group boat tour two nights ago but in a much smaller boat and we were able to get closer to some … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 Uncategorized

Chobe and Victoria Falls

With much sadness, we left Kirkman’s on the 6th and spent the night in Johannesburg, decompressing. We got to bed early and “slept in” until 7. We then caught a flight to the kasane airport in Botswana (for real this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 Travel

Last Night at Kirkman’s Kamp

I spent the last two days busy busy busy with game drives and eating. Each day we have a game drive at 6am, breakfast around 9, lunch at 1, tea/evening game drive at 3, and dinner at 7. Yesterday’s morning … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 Travel

Arriving at Kirkman’s Kamp

Last night I was really tired and geographically confused. Thankfully that did not stop us from boarding a plane this morning and getting to Kirkman’s. I’ve never been somewhere where staff waited on me hand and foot, so it’s a … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 Travel


We survived our 15 hour flight from Atlanta and are checked into our hotel. Tomorrow we’re heading to Kirkman’s Kamp near Skukuza, South Africa where we’re staying until the 6th. Right now we’re really tired from our flights and trying to … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 Uncategorized

Hot Compost

To try and get the garden beds productive as soon as possible, I researched hot composting. With hot composting you get your compost pile as hot as possible and turn it frequently — every 2 to 4 days — to get fully composted organic … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 Gardening

Killing Weeds Without Chemicals

I planned a new layout for the garden that Ethan and I will implement in the coming years. That’s not a typo. It will probably take us years to get the garden where I want it. I expect that by … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 Gardening ,

Dead Soil

Ethan and I have been working on getting the garden that came with our house into a usable state. Not only was it completely overgrown with weeds and grass that is taller than me, it seems the soil is totally … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 Gardening

Ducks, Part 1

Last Spring Ethan and I purchased four ducklings, intending to raise them for slug eating so that our garden could stand a chance against the ravenous hoard of unstoppable slimy invaders. We acquired two muscovies and two khaki campbells. We put … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 Pets, Uncategorized

Adventures In Running

When I don’t have an event to train for, I find myself running in a very unstructured way, and not running as frequently as I’d like. To combat this, I signed up for the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon this August. I … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 Fitness, Running , ,