The grass is (always) greener on the other side of the fence….

And for once, not just an expression, but a (unfortunate) reality…

Crossing through Botswana, on my way between Zimbabwe and South Africa 10 days ago, I could really see the difference and the impact of the drought and the new rains.

This year (like last year…) has been dry… and countries are suffering for water and grazing area. Zimbabwe was no better than Botswana. But I saw more cows on the road in Botswana…

This picture really shows the level of grass available for the cows (and, take note, we just had some rain there… a few days before, there was nothing…) and the state of the majority of the cattle there.

And a few kilometres later, having crossed the “fence” to South Africa, you can see that the little additional rain they had in the North has already changed the scenery and grass is sprouting happily.

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South Africa (Limpopo, near Botswana) – 14 Nov 2016

I am sure that the Botswana cows would make this sentence their own if they could….

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