Holy moly there’s a lot of work to be done on the field guide with dozens of new birds, insects, and mammals spotted here at the Kruger Park, interspersed with the sighting of invisable friends in the bush “Meghan! Meghan!” and singing of Kimya Dawson songs out the window into the pouring rain.

We are camping in a tiny soulless campsite in Lower Sabie in the mud and torrential rain, still, there are weaver nests swinging in the howling gale and somehow, somehow, we are all still managing to stay cheerful. The girls have filled the wet hours by tending to their shongololos, dozens of them with names, personalities, strengths and weaknesses (e.g. not pooing on one’s hand is seen as a strength). Fun! Fun! (that one’s for you, Mary and Allyson!)


  1. allyson says:

    so happy to see you thought of us while writing about poo. will have to fill you in on our poo story when you come back. was equally “fun”!

    will have to google shongololos after my typing. you could really just make that shit up for all of us non-camper/outdoorsy common folks. We will be in awe of anything you come across that we have not heard of.

    Much love you all of you. you are missed. Thanks for the blog and keeping all of us common home bodies in the loop.

  2. Myrna Young says:

    Hi Lisa et al, Dad gave me your website yesterday. What an amazing experience you are having with your girls. I am thoroughly enjoying reading it – how you must be enjoying experiencing it!



  3. Carol says:

    I love this! I have always wanted to do a sort of field guide of all the birds we can spot from our house. Perhaps now I will…

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