Out Of Africa

Our African Sulcata Tortoise was estivating last week, which is what they do in winter……but we had 3 inches of rain and the ground was already saturated, so he was underwater and seemingly oblivious to it. The easiest way to move this 80 pound  bombshell is to load him up in a wheel barrow.The lastContinue reading “Out Of Africa”

Back In The Saddle

Mourning is officially over, for everyone except Pony Boy. He usually just carts around little children and gets rewarded with buckets of carrots and sweet feed, but he was a good sport today. He even put up with lots of hugs and kisses. His bridle was dusty and needed a little polishI needed to walkContinue reading “Back In The Saddle”

Feeling down? Talk to the Clown

Yeah, it happens to the jolliest of us all.  Even living in paradise on earth, sometimes you just need to go somewhere quiet and be alone. I was trying to escape  the other day and hide out for a few minutes, just to absorb all the ups and downs of the last few weeks, withoutContinue reading “Feeling down? Talk to the Clown”

Happy Birthday Tiny T

“It’s my birthday! Why do I have to take a bath? I hate baths. It’s embarrassing and humiliating, especially when you take pictures.” Poor Tiny T was pouting the rest of the night of his party. He is two years old and three times bigger than he was when he was born. He already hasContinue reading “Happy Birthday Tiny T”

Eddie Can You Hear Me?

No way our 80 pound bombshell was missing again. Our friend, Bruce had told us that African Sulcata Tortoises can dig over 30 feet underground to seek warmer conditions or even keep cooler in the summer. His cave is now about four feet deep. He takes an afternoon nap in his house and comes outContinue reading “Eddie Can You Hear Me?”

Fast Eddie’s Safe Return

continuing my story from yesterday, after receiving the phone call from the men who had found Eddie, my next step was to try to figure out donde estuvo mi tortuga grande? They were not sure exactly which county road they were on. We did not even have road signs until a few years ago. BeforeContinue reading “Fast Eddie’s Safe Return”

Eddie’s Missing !!!!!

It was last Spring. Our 80 pound African Sulcata Tortoise had found a weak place in his pen and had escaped. Being the start of the mating season, our guess is that he was in search for another large tortoise. The closest ones I knew about were at Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard which was noContinue reading “Eddie’s Missing !!!!!”