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Thursday
Jan252018

So... hello.

Hello. It´s been a while! I was going to post pictures from our wonderful christmas trip to the North Sea, but I forgot to charge my camera and so there were no pictures to post. Shortly afterwards all but one of my chickens got killed by a fox (or whatever) and honestly I couldn´t bear to even open this blog because hello there, dead chickens (I still get terribly sad when I look at their pictures. My lovely chooks, all gone). Anyway. Life goes on. We got a tribe of new chickens in the meantime, but more on that another time. I came here to say hello and post a few pictures from our winter break in the Czech mountains which was very very short because I managed to get the stomach flu and we ended up going home two days early. Which was a shame because we stayed in the most beautiful cabin ever, above, which you can rent here

It´s funny because on the way from Germany you drive through Poland and the Czech Republic for quite a bit and it´s, well, for the most part not exceptionally pretty (trying to not offend anyone here) and then you get to the mountains and it´s all like out a fairy tale. 

That´s me wearing a lot of clothes. It was very cold.

See? Fairy tale. 

And this is what happens when you finally remember that the manual mode of your camera exists. Pretty cool pictures of my dog (and husband) enjoying the snow! Speaking of Ludwig, as of Saturday he is going to be a big brother! Yes we are bringing another dog to the family - a 6 year old Setter mix recently rescued from a kill shelter in Spain. We will foster him for the first weeks but the plan is to keep him if everyone is getting along. Fingers crossed! We´re excited! And terrified! Mostly excited though!
Speak soon.

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Reader Comments (7)

I'm so sad to hear about your chickens. Devastating for you. What an up and down time you've had. The Czech mountains look beautiful. And I am excited for you about the new setter. Recently I had an extra dog in the house for a few days and I managed to feed the two large dogs side by side, keeping the sit and wait commands repeated. I hope your two can cope with that. It helped but I still had to give them time out for the first couple of days. Best wishes for 2018.

January 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Your pictures are out of a fairytail! So beautiful!
So said to hear that you became ill.......
So said to hear from your chickens ......

I like your picture of Ludwig and your husband in the snow! Really cute!
I hope that you are feeling better again.

Really excited to hear that Ludwig gets a brother! I hope everything will turn out fine!
I will keep my fingers crossed that they will become friend brothers!
Maybe you will think in the beginning ....Oh my God what did I do with a second dog
but you will get used to it and they keep eachother young!
We have two dogs and it is a 'great task' (two Dachshunde) but a lot of fun!
You will have our hands full.......

Again, thank you for your very beautiful pictures! I enjoy it very much!

January 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterInkiemulder

I’m so sorry to hear about your difficulties, but I’m very glad you are posting again. You are one of my favorite bloggers! Your style is very down to earth, and I truly enjoy your observations, both in words and in photos.

January 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMeg H

Darn fox! Or raccoon (are there raccoons in Germany? I'm not sure). They like to kill chickens too. i am so happy to see Ludwig in the snow, he looks to be thrilled with it.

January 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

I was wondering where you'd been! So sorry to hear about your chickens. Is there anything you can do to protect them from predators? Your photos are gorgeous...looks like you had a lovely getaway. How cool that Ludwig might be getting a brother! I hope that all works out.

January 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

oh, i think the house you rented was presented in a czech interior magazine...looks beautiful. greetings from slovakia :-) have a look at the town banska stiavnica. you would enjoy a stay there :-) klara

January 26, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterklara

Wow die Hunde (Mann) Bilder sind so lebendig! Gutes Ankommen für das neue Familien Mitglied!!

January 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanne

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