Friday, October 29, 2010


Camp-site closed, goats regained their freedom.


Since he has become a gelding Trol is a really nice and sweet horse.


Thanks to David Potter lovely pictures of this one year old girl!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Milk maid

I am the milk maid, Arnold is the cheese maker and he now also makes delicious yoghurt. With lower production (but still plenty for the three of us) I am now milking once a day only. This is possible with goats since they have relative big udders (don't try this with cows!). So milking once every 24 hours, it saves some time but the production will also be 20% lower compared to milking twice daily. This picture shows the daily production from our two ladies - not bad for local goaties which do eat only roughage.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn walks

We are now living here for two years and have never allowed ourselves enough time to do nothing, walk around and play tourist. Last 10 days we had great autumn weather and we have finally started to explore the forest and meadows around us by feet. We made lovely walks which will actually be very usefull next summer for our campsite guests. We will draw maps and put the trips on our GPS so that our guests can make those lovely walks as well without getting lost.

The King is gone, long live the King!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bye bye

Done his job, now moving to another farm to start a new familly. We sold our billy goat yesterday. Bye bye Smurdy!

Big friends

Rather big my friend Zoef, but how convenient if I want to feed him while sitting in my chair!


Getting colder - moving vegetables into our cellar.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stara Hora

The tiny village Stara Hora is protected and consists of a group of typical single or two-room wine growers houses with pillar porches and cellars carved into the tuff rock. Today they had a festival, and like more festivals in our region it is mainly about eating (lots of) local dishes and drinking (a lot).