Sunday, October 30, 2011


Two years old and still 'driving' wheelbarrow.

Autumn colors

Autumn has started coloring trees, grass, herbs and goats!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Breeding season (III)

We got an e-mail from the breeder of our ram with the question if he is taking his job serious. He is! All but one sheep have been mated. He is now serving the other species in his herd ;-) What will we get out of this? Geep or Shoats?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Home made

We met this nice man in a nearby village and we got invited to visit his wine cellar and to taste his lovely creations.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Road work finished, we now have a higway-look-a-like path going to our house (and to our neighbours).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Back home

Our billy-goat was on 'reproduction holiday' at a nearby farm. Very nice since we don't want kids very early when it is still cold and we also didn't want to have a smelly guy next to one of our camp site fields! Now he has six weeks to ensure that we will get kids with nice floppy ears and more interesting colors. After that he will move on to a new home again.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Road work

Some Dutch visitors tell us that life in Slovakia is cheap compared to Holland. May be, we pay less tax, incomes are however much lower not to say that pensions are too small to live of and if the road is in bad condition you have to repair it with your neighbours. Our road was really in a bad state and since camping season is over our neighbour took the lead to mobilize all 4 house owners to start working on it. So far 12 trucks of stones, 10 with loam and 1 with gravel have been loaded and unloaded. Most work is done by hand, all neighbours participating. A formula, taking into account frequency of use and financial means have been worked out to divide the costs among us.

Some girls just have fun

Constructing winter accommodation

With an increasing number of animals we need more winter accommodation for them - or is it for us because we humans don't like to feed our animals in the snow! Goats and horse will be in a half open shelter, sheep will get a large open front stable.


Since ten days our horse is putting his best foot forward. He finally starts acting as a grown up horse not the adolescent he used to be. We had put an advert on the net to sell him, not seeing the use of him at our farm or campsite. But now he starts to earn his residence permit. We are teaching him to pull objects, so he can be used to drag wood logs out of our forest.

I also go on daily rides with him, which is with autumn coloring the forest around us something magical. Today we met a large group of mouflons and a lonely fox...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Breeding season (II)

Working hard to get us a nice crop of lambs next spring, our new ram is doing his job.