I know it’s spring when the calves show up on my way to town. Their coats a so clean and shiny. I have never seen one being born, but hopefully one of these springs. They don’t like strangers, so when I got close to the fence, this one hid behind his mother. Then he decided he (or she) was hungry.
The group shot was from a different day. They’ve gotten a bit bigger.
I was recently on a relief trip to El Salvador, so I thought I’d share a few pictures. We were there to represent about 100 people who sponsor children to help them stay in school.
Visiting with kids and parents
Poster the kids made for us.
Talking via a translator
Buying school supplies from a teen fundraiser
We were also there representing our church that does fundraising to help with projects in some of the rural communities. This year we helped pay for a greenhouse and reservoir for the greenhouse, along with some help with the construction.
Picture one is the reservoir before, than two is after the liner is added. The poles in the background are what will hold up the fabric cover for the large greenhouse. The third image is us helping sew the cover of the greenhouse together.
Our last day was at a lovely open-air airbnb house on the coast.
As fuzzy and lovely as these critters are, they are wild, as that dead seal can no longer tell you!
This is what we saw polar bears doing, as they wait for the ice to freeze, so they can go hunt seals on Hudson Bay. Works for me. I love doing all of these things!
The cub is eating the spine with ribs attached of a mammal the bears killed and you can see the dark colored blood on the rocks from their kill site. There was also another critter here that mama and baby bear continuously growled at. Most likely another bear, but we never saw it hiding in the rocks.
Scientists disagree about whether Hudson Bay polar bears eat or hunt while they wait for the ice to freeze, but this cub has the blood on his paw to prove he does both!
We nearly missed this big bear swimming near our zodiac.