Thursday, February 19, 2015

Saw, Held & Ate a Crocodile!



Camp Crocs is 60 km from my house just off the Masaka Highway sitting on the shores of Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria. 

Two year old crocodiles from the Nile River that are farmed for their skin and meat.

4 year old crocodiles, generally the age when they will export their skin. There are more than 4,000 crocodiles being farmed right now.

Canada is the country that they export the most skins to! They also export the belly skins to South Korea, Italy and other European countries. They sell each skin for $180 US dollars.

The crocodile that I held was only 1 year old. I am happy that I had help, as you have to hold the jaw really tight when you hold it.

My favourite crocodiles are Romeo and Juliet. The Crocodile Farm also rescues troublesome crocodiles  from the Nile River if they are causing problems to people in villages close to the river. 

Benjamin was rescued from Jinja because he had eaten 18 people! It was really fun to feed a crocodile a live chicken, the sound that it's jaw makes when it snaps is really loud.

Crocodile meat for lunch! You can also order a chicken for lunch that they will go and get from the farm and then kill it and cook it. The other option is tilapia which is the most common fish to eat in Uganda from Lake Victoria. 

It actually takes 2 hours to eat from the time you order because they go get the chicken live and have to catch the fish. My mouth is full of crocodile meat here, it was really good, a bit chewy though.

Here I am with my sisters on Lake Victoria.
 I am so thankful to God that he has created such a big and beautiful lake that is home to crocodiles, birds, hippos and amazing fish like tilapia. I am also thankful that I get to live in Africa and be so close to these amazing things.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Time In Uganda!

I love hanging out in Kibaale and not having to do any homeschool. There are always trees to climb and kids around to play soccer with or talk to.

Esther is one of the students that we sponsor and she is on a break from her school in Kampala so she came by our house to visit with us  

It's nice that I'm done school but the school in Kibaale is on still because there are kids all around to play with and lots of babies and preschool kids at the staff daycare. Jeremiah is the cutest little baby.

Grace!!


Hanging out with my dog Tipper who lives at our house at the Timothy Centre.

Me and Mom.


Julia and Ethan are great friends and live right by us in Kibaale.


7 foot black mamba snake that our cooks killed right by the kitchen at the Timothy Centre.

It's been cool being off school in Uganda, having time to go swimming at the pool, doing some work around the Timothy Centre, playing with my friend Elias and at our house we have badminton, basketball, volleyball and a lot of cool trees to climb.

I'm looking forward to summer in Canada too, seeing grandparents and friends, a week at Camp Anvil, waterparks, having slushies, playing with my cousins, and swimming at the beach. 

I can't wait to eat at Starbucks, McDonald's, Menchies, and White Spot!!!

See ya soon,
Finn.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Boys Trip to the Lake


Aunt Lizabee took my friends Jackson, Sam, my brother Joel, and me to Lake Nabugabo we saw an adorable little Puppy it was so cute!!! We wanted to rent a boat so we went to ask if there was one. They said it will take a minute so we went back into the Lake. It would cost us 5,000 shillings an hour, that's like $2 an hour! A couple minutes later we saw a lady coming bringing us paddles. She showed us the boat that we could go in it was a little small. We climbed in the boat then we were in the water. We went a little deeper an then we sank!!!! The boat was so light it sank. So we asked for a big boat. then they gave us a big boat this time and we did not sink. We went really deep after that we did flips off the boat. Soon our food came we all were starving so we ate and we ate until the plate had nothing on it and then we went home. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

School Project

I was working on a Social Studies project about Aboriginal people. I found out that they make a miniature house called a Teepee. So we decided to make our own. It took a lot of work but we caught the hang of it. In this picture it shows me and my older sister Avin in the Teepee.