News from Jacj Cuisi - November 2017

Capitan's Enclosure

We are very happy to report that the renovation process of Capitan’s enclosure has now been completed. For too long Mr Haw Haw has had a rather bare management cage, which urgently needed maintenance. Capitan now has a smaller house raised off the floor, giving him a great view into his cage to be able to see with more clarity what is going on inside the main enclosure.

In his main enclosure, he has recently moved into the vacant house which is far more spacious and he has instantly taken to this. On hot days he can often be seen reclining horizontally and stretching fully, taking advantage of the additional space that he now has. His old house has been torn down and recycled into a new feeding platform.

Future projects in Cap’s cage include a provisional bridge system linking his feeding platform to his house.

Capitan

 

JC's vegetable garden

‘Sustainable development’ is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot today. We are delighted to announce that the official garden in Jacj Cuisi has produced its first fruits. After a few months of nurturing from our Cat Coordinator, Lauence Boule, including a daily bath in the vegetable ‘kindergarten’; she transplanted her little babies into the big garden. There, with the combined initial help of our volunteers, we have begun to see a few beautiful and luscious tomatoes clinging to the side of our vertical poles. We have been aided by local knowledge to try and keep the bugs at bay but they prove to be a constant nuisance! The tomatoes are just the beginning; the greenhouse is currently sheltering an array of other veggies including Peppers (hot and not), cucumbers, carrots, onions, potatoes and also a few fruits too. We hope that the upcoming rains will help push forward a boom in vegetable growth and soon we can try and take a step forward to becoming a little more sustainable.

Tomate

In other food related news, we have had a torrent of raining avocados in the last few days. It is avocado time and everywhere they are available. 

Palta

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