Tomorrow I hope to bring you some pictures of the new house that we have erected for Tutti, Maria Teresa, Saco and Barnaby, I learned a lot from the experience . The new house was constructed last week but was left at ground level and simply raised off the ground by a number of blocks. This was until we were able to remove the old house. The original house was built some time ago and had become infested with wood eating insects. Nevertheless it was soundly constructed and took a great effort to remove it. The reaction of the children was fascinating. Only Tutti investigated the new house whilst it was on blocks. The others completely ignored it. Today, a new base was made and new supporting posts were positioned. The house, which needed four men to lift it, was secured but only just in time. As the last nail went in it began to rain. The rain was torrential. The question was, would the children recognise the house as their home and run to it for shelter? The answer is... no, only Tutti ran for its cover. The others raced around the walkways looking for somewhere to shelter from the rain. Finally after twenty minutes Maria Teresa and Barnaby entered the new house. but very tentatively. At first they entered and then came out again in spite of the heavy downpour. Saco stayed outside, sheltering under a tree.
I checked this evening just before it got realy dark and found that they had all settled in their new home.
The new house has been positioned in exactly the same place as the old house. Even the food area beaneath it has been restored. What was it that they were suspicious of? The new house is a big improvement on the old one. Warmer when it is cold. Cooler against the mid day sun. Positioned at an intersection of their bamboo walkways. It took them half a day to adapt to their new home.
Viernes, 16 de septiembre 2011
He comprobado esta tarde justo antes de que anocheciera que se habían instalados todos en su nuevo hogar.
La nueva casa se ha colocado exactamente en el mismo lugar que la vieja casa. Incluso la mesa, donde es el área de alimentación ha sido restaurada. La nueva casa es mejor respecto a la anterior. Más caliente cuando hace frío. Más fresca para el sol del medio día. Situado en la intersección de las pasarelas de bambú. Les llevó a los monos, medio día para adaptarse a su nuevo hogar.