June 6, 2017
it is not the same anymore, but it still is a little oasis of beauty and solace for me. the place my brother lives and loves with his family. the cows right in front of the house are still the ones belonging to the neighbor and my brothers cows ave moved a bit north (100 yards) as my brother has built a big new barn with his other neighbor, also a dairy farmer. together they built a common barn with a milking robot.
we love to visit and every time enjoy the surroundings and quiet of the country side. this time there was one particular perk...
the oldest cousin has bought her first moped, and she has allowed both boys to ride her "töffli", so much fun so exciting and wow "den wind in den haaren!"
and playing has been a fun part too, "drecksau" a card game. i did not take part in it, but it seemed fun to play and lots of laughter, easy for beginners and fitting to play on the farm, while the pigs were calling for food in the back ground...
and then, there was not just a wonderfully delicious chocolate-banana cake for afternoon coffee, but comfort food for dinner. in the evening sun, a glass of mariage, a local organic white wine, with home made hearty "gerstensuppe", bread and tart flambée. sitting around such a dinner table with extended family is in this case, really not to beat.
thank you j&d for having us over and sharing a bit of your every day and passion for living a farming-life with us.