It has been a nice few days but gosh I am sleepy tonight. A proper update is in order. We have made some lovely pies and my nose has been buried in books lately when I can steal away from moving prep. Hopefully soon I will get some things typed out here about all that. Meantime, the village is lush and green with all the rain we have had so I will just share some glimpses around town right now.
lettuces peeking through the fruit trees in the neighbor's garden
I know what you're thinking. I have no idea. But I have been behind them on the open road I tell you. In this country, anything with wheels has the same right of way as you do in your car to include horse drawn wagon, tractors, and yes, three-wheeled dealie-bobs. Hence, the license plate. : )
There are German colors flying everywhere. I am so sports ignorant I initially wondered at this sudden display of patriotism. I even briefly worried it was indicative of anti-American sentiment. The vuvuzelas clued me in however. They apparently cross borders and have international appeal. Really late at night too.
My sidekick pooped out. She really needed a nap which is pretty hard to admit when you have so many older brothers and sisters who don't. I convinced her to ride in the stroller though and she didn't make it very far.
There was a frenzy of hay-cutting recently. The farmer behind us made several turns 'round the field out back and then came back to continue into the night. (below) I know this because I stay up far too late these days, but am hitting the hay now - no pun intended...