Monday, 22 September 2014

Our family is growing up

Our mischievious puppy, Sox

 Today, Joshua went to put on his trainers for school only to find out she had bitten through the laces.  First time for everything but not great timing at 7.25am :)

She has one ear that doesn't stay up....just adds to her cuteness

Our wee fluffy chicks are growing and getting more adventurous each day.  We started with 21 and now have 19 so not bad statistics.

This is a video of Joshua and Zara playing on their new swing that Joshua helped Simon make.  Believe me it is a lot of fun.  :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Who says we don't live in a beautiful country

Simon did an overnight flight last week for the Irish Embassy.  It was a place called Moroto and is in Moroto district which is located in orange above. 
Simon wanted to take a walk up one of the hills there. He asked at the place where he was staying if there was a path up the hill but they looked at him as if he was crazy.  Simon ended up making his own way through the tall grass.  He was just told to look out for snakes as he walked.
Due to him picking up a lot of burrs and seeds in the long grass he spent an hour back at his lodgings trying to pick them all out his clothes.  By the time he got to his socks he said it was a no win situation and the socks were tossed out.  However, the beauty of the place made up for it.  Another day in the life of a pilot in Uganda.  What is not to love about the job :)

The top of the hill from his lodging place

Our family keeps growing....welcome to Farm Wunderli

The other night whilst I was working on the computer Zara came rushing into the room saying we have chickens.  She was absolutely right.  The night guard had purchased 21 chickens for us.  Simon had talked with our night guard, Moses, about getting chickens but we didn't quite expect them so soon.  The funniest part of it was that Simon was heading off on an overnight the next day and Moses was off duty and so guess who had to being mama to them all, me :) 

Thankfully Joshua and Zara were around also to check on them.  Zara especially enjoys animals so she was talking to them and giving them names.  Unfortunately, Sally the sick one, despite much love, care and attention, died.  We also lost another one two days later but the rest seem to be thriving.  They are less than a week old but some of them think they can already fly.  They are quite comical.  We hope to have fresh eggs in a few months time which will be of great use with all the baking we do in this house.  Also we are hoping our playful pup, Sox, gets used to them so when they start roaming around the garden she looks on them as friends rather than a tasty snack.

Simon is also looking to get turkeys and guinea fowl.  I thought I had married a Missionary Pilot and Carpenter but its looking more and more like a farmer also :)  but life is never dull.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Medical Evacuation that didnt quite happen...and lumberjacking :)

On Saturday we had decided as a family to clear all the branches of the trees that we had recently trimmed.  The remains of which were scattered over a fairly large area.  Some of them were used to make a small hideout that Zara and her friends played in.  However, Saturday was supposed to be the big family clear up. 

However, not long into the morning Simon got a phone call to say that a missionary in the southwest of Uganda had all of a sudden lost his hearing and needed to head out the country for tests.  Simon told Joshua he could come with him so they both got ready to travel to Kajjansi.  A few hours later they returned saying that they didn't make it all the way to their destination as the man had got another flight.  Please pray for this man that he will get the necessary testing and treatment that he needs and that he can continue serving here in Uganda.

So Team Wunderli consisted of Zara and I to clear all the leaves and branches.  We made a good start to it and have blisters to prove it (well Mum does).  Check out the photos below. The rest should be completed this week. :)

 Zara's Hideout

We have a wee firepot outside that we burn to keep the mosquitoes away when we sit outside in the evening.  This firewood will keep us going for a while.

We have a few avocado trees in the garden but they needed pruning because some of the ones up high were falling and breaking the tiles on the roof of the house.
I wonder what Simon is going to make out of this lot :)

Simon in action

One of our staff sent through a you tube link showing Simon in action as he was flying in Northern Uganda.  We had no idea this short video was taken but we thought we would share it with you.  You can view it at the following site.