Thursday, October 11, 2007

sheep? what sheep?

Blogger is being less than cooperative today- I needed three tries to upload these pictures- maybe a sign that I should do something else soon, and not bother you with all those "no sheep ,plenty nature" photos... Oh, well, I'll share anyway! DD1 and I took a hike on Tuesday, and the weather was just like it is supposed to be: cold, clear crisp air, sunny, and no wind at all. The first photo is a "seter", where the farmers kept sheep and cows during summer, they would cut whatever grass they found and dry it, and then bring it down during winter. They milked the cows and carried the milk down to the farms. It would probably not take them more than 30 min. to walk from the farm to summer pastures.But it is pretty steep...
A clear sign of King Winter not being far away- frosty leaves. DD1 found ice on most of the puddles and had great fun shaping them into animals or faces,and then throwing them on a rock, it sounded like glass breaking!
There is a cliff in the background of this photo- Hornelen- Northern Europes highest seacliff- it is 860m straight into the sea. The witches are believed to dance there on Midsummernights Eve. We can see it from most places in our village, and it is quite impressive.
Finally back home- only 2 more hours to walk-LOL! We saw some sheep, but they were too far away to fetch, it was getting rather late at day, and my knee hurts a lot, so we just had to get back down. It was a great trip, though! Unfortunately we don't have any sheepdogs, it would have come in handy now. The kids want a dog, and Hubby wants one- I'm the reluctant one, because I don't know if a dog would like it here, I just don't seem to have enough interest in one, and they need practise and exersice every day to behave properly. I will have to think it over. A properly trained sheepdog works wonders!!! I've seen them in action, and it is impressive!

Back in my schooldays we always wrote an essay about the holiday or a special day or event, and the ending line of that would be " And they all agreed that it had been a lovely day!"
I think that is what we said too, even though we didn't find any sheep...

Have a nice evening:-)

9 comments:

Judy said...

You speak of a two hour walk as if it were nothing! You go girl!!]What happened to your knee? A recent or old injury? (I shut a car door on mine when I was 16 and it really gives me fits now that I am getting old(er). LOL
Hope you get the sheep soon.
Loved the Oct socks. I haven't finished Sept yet, so I've not even started the Oct ones.
Judy

Sandie Knapp said...

We are just now starting to enjoy some true Fall weather. It has been unseasonably warm here so far, breaking records even.

I have knit several pair of socks, but only once did I try stranded knitting. I am too clumsy with it, so I just stick to one color now. I really like your socks. You did beautiful work on them.

Have a great day. :)

Anne said...

Love the new sheep photo that comes up on first arriving at your blog. They definitely look like they are in motion AWAY from you ... hope they will reverse course soon.

fourgump@sympatico.ca said...

I am enjoying your blog, and I LOVE your photos. What a beautiful part of the world you have there.
Envious, from Ontario, Canada.

Jo-Anne said...

Oops - I wrote in the wrong space. Thankfully, my name is NOT four gump, but Jo-Anne. Never was very good about filling in forms.....

Bjørg said...

Boka er frå Damm, ja. SØte sauer - synest dei fleste dyr er ganske ålreite på litt avstand :-)

Yarnhog said...

What a lovely, lovely spot you live in! I think a dog would love to live there--especially one that likes the cold, and sheep, like maybe a Great Pyrenees. The sheep farm near my house uses a couple of them to protect its flocks, and they are quite impressive. The farmer told me that her sister's dogs killed a bear that was threatening her sheep!

monica said...

We have finally gotten some cooler weather. The flowers are all confused since it was so warm and then cool and them hot again. My summer flowers are blooming again.
Your pictures are lovely!!
Thank you for the name suggestion for the mitts.

Ninne said...

Så flott natur det er der du bor! Jeg skulle gjerne ha vært en tur på de fjellene jeg også, men jeg hadde nok hattt blodsmak i munnen og melkesyre i bena hvis jeg skulle holde tritt med deg!
Ha en fin søndag!