Thursday, October 20, 2011

Around Here Lately

Sorry I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks. I've been spending more time on Pinterest lately; in fact, that's become my new repository for cool things I find online (including great finds via other Pinners, of course!). But here are some photos that will show you a few things we've been doing lately:


Here is The Husband with his Scottish friend, both be-kilted and ready to cheer on the Scottish national soccer team at a match down in Lichtenstein.  The Tartan Army was on the move! 


Bagpipers instead of cheerleaders: a good choice, in my opinion--just sayin'.


And back in our neck of the woods: these fluffy, curious cows hang out in a field out behind our village. They are so adorable, but one of them is not very kind to the other one.


This is the nice one.


If you're out walking or riding on the paved roads that cut across the fields, you'd better be on the lookout for these road-hogs.


Here's the reason we were out on our bikes, dodging the road hogs that afternoon: foraged sloes and rose hips! We had our first frost the night before, so it was a good time to pick. I'll be getting more soon!

12 comments:

Ariana said...

I LOVE those wooly cows-- so adorable!

Di said...

They're Scottish cows to go with the Scottish fans (at least we won that match!) - Highland Cows....the baby ones are even cuter - look like little Ewoks from the Star Wars films.

Sunday Taylor said...

Looks like you live in a lovely area. The Scottish kilts are fabulous! Love the pastoral country scenes.

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, all!

Di, good to see you! Funny, I do almost have a Scottish theme going here. I had forgotten that these wooly cows are from the U.K.!

Monica said...

what you planning to do with the rosehips and sloes?

Crafty Mermaid said...

wooly cows - adorable!

Betsy said...

What pretty scenery! I would love to look out and see those cows. And isn't Pinterest fun? I need to get back to that--never enough time!

Hausfrau said...

Monica, so far I've used the sloes for sloe gin, and I'm drying the small rose hips whole for tea. I'd like to try rose hip syrup and maybe something else with the sloes, as there are so many around here that no one seems to be picking!

Relyn said...

Oh, I do love Pinterest, too. It's a crazy-serious addiction.

elisa said...

those sloes look great! england was so odd-weathered this year, the sloes were ready and finishing in september, so i've got some in the freezer, being neglected until i decided whether to make more sloe gin or have a go at sloe jam. very envious of your bicycle foraging x!

Hausfrau said...

Elisa, the sloes here still look pretty good, so I think I'll go out and get some more and stick them in the freezer as you have done. Like you, I'm trying to decide what I want to do with them!

elisa said...

good idea. i will probably slip ours into gin while the children aren't looking. x

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