Whatever you choose to celebrate at this time of year, make sure you have a good one.
Baked by Mama-Bakica and Damae three weeks ago. Damae takes credit for the coating (marmalade, marzipan and icing).
Winter seems to have arrived. I was down in Glitre yesterday afternoon and a cold chill wind was blowing down from Hemsedal. We managed to get the bike shed finished in the afternoon and put all our touring bikes in it before the snow came. It started snowing during the night. Talk about “just-in-time”…
Autumn, with its riot of colour has come and long since gone. Now all but a memory captured in pictures, until it comes around again.
The spring that never was has now turned in to a proper Norwegian summer. We have warm sunshine, punctuated by cool showers and blue skies over an overwhelmingly green landscape. It smells delicious out there first thing in the morning.
We’ve planted out some vegetables in our garden, two rows of cabbage plants, tomatoes, courgettes of various colours and climbing twisting pea and bean plants. I between we have planted two types of lettuce and Damae has a bed with some strange type of berries who’s name I have forgotten.
Yes summer is here finally and it feels good.
Syd asked a while ago how our woodpile was going. Well, here is the answer: we have been making significant inroads into all of that lovely firewood we prepared in the spring of 2012. This is what the woodpile looked like a week ago.
Just to remind you, here is what the wood pile looked like in the Spring of 2012.
It has been a very satisfying experience all told. Not just the process of gathering and preparing all the wood. It has been very satisfying to fill the wood burning stove with the fruits of our labours and watch the flames dance over the dry ash, pine and silver birch logs and feel the house warm up each time we light the fire.