Saturday, 27 August 2016

the pond

Jessie has partly damaged her knee, so she tries to avoid going for walks. She is on pain medication but also needs to loose a few kilos, to avoid further damage. As summer has returned, I have taken her with me to the little pond a few minutes walk from our home. There she can swim, which she loves, and it's nice for the boys too. The added benefit is, that it's good for her knee & cools her down. When we were at the pond last night, we saw some some geese and goslings. Jessie totally ignored them and was content to swim and fetch her ball. In return the geese ignored us too.

Friday, 26 August 2016

summer returned

Summer has returned this week. While the beginning of the week was still so so temperature wise, the last two days temperatures have soared back to the high 30s. In fact it was so hot that I took the pool back out and the boys spend the afternoon playing in the pool to cool down.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Meet 'Flecki'

After a 20 month break I am owning rabbits again, well one rabbit, to be exact but this little beauty will be my breeding doe for next year. I had plans to get a doe in July/August which proved to be quite difficult, as it seemed like no one had s suitable doe available (doe, max 5-6 month, medium size, no giant). Two weeks ago I decided to put an ad at the door of my local animal food /garden shop (which is also the only shop in my village). I figured that people buying their rabbit food there might have one available. On Monday evening I got a call, while speaking to the woman it turns out that we have met and talked a few times at the store when I was there with the twins to drop of parcels. She had a suitable doe available and today I picked her out and up. She is a beauty and I am glad the boys will be able to grow up with some animals around. Next on the list is a suitable buck.

She is called Flecki for the time being, maybe I can come up with a better name sometime

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

photo shooting


Last week during one of our walks, I saw the blue skies and yellow fields and thought it would be great idea to have a photo shoot with the boys sitting in the field. So I packed the camera and of we went. Niklas and Jacob were not impressed to sit in the field and be all smiles for the camera, at least one of them kept looking away or looking grumpy. Niklas who always loved the camera decided now is the time to stop loving the camera but at least Jacob is now the one constantly posing for the camera. I did manage to take a somewhat decent picture too.


Monday, 22 August 2016

a sweater for Niklas

I have plans to make a sweater for both Niklas and Jacob for the fall/winter this year. The yarn for these projects is in the house for a good 9 month now. It was quite difficult to find a pattern for something I like, in the end I found a sort of pattern and decided to go free-style.  I love the color for Niklas and do have a bit of left over yarn that will work out for a nice hat too. Niklas was not too impressed to test the sweater while it was so warm (and then I had to take pictures too). It's still a bit big but that's ok, it should fit well in the winter. Next on I will work on Jacob's sweater.