Thursday, July 08, 2010

..looking for the wool...

It is quite convenient to have an extra chauffeur in the family! On Sunday, when hubby was busy with the tractor and the haybales, the rest of us went hiking. The sheep "ran away" a couple of weeks ago, so I wanted to see where they were, if they had found their usual spot. We hiked to the nearest top, and the kids didn't want to go any further, so the girls ran down through the fenced area, and the boys went back to the car and drove back home. I started walking...

A couple of hours later I had located the sheep, they seemed to be all, and I decided to call the son and ask if he would pick me up in Rimstaddalen, ( about 45 minutes by car, but five hours by feet.), instead of going back the same way. He was happy to drive!


(He did some fishing too, in the fjord here at home. Thisis a pollock. 1 meter long, and 6.5 kilos. A lot of good dinners in that one!)


Det er ganske greit å ha en ekstra sjåfør i familien! På søndag var gubben opptatt med å kjøre inn høyballer, så resten av oss gikk på fjelltur. Sauene stakk av for etpar uker siden, så jeg ville opp og se hvor de var, og om hele flokken gikk samla der de pleier å gå. Vi gikk opp på Tua, som ligger rett opp bak huset, men da var ungene lei, så jentene løp ned gjennom beitet, mens guttene gikk tilbake til bilen og tok den ned. Jeg begynte å gå...

Etpar timer senere hadde jeg funnet sauene, og fant ut at jeg kunne ringe sønnen og få ham til å hente meg i Rimstaddalen, så slapp jeg å gå tilbake samme vei! Det er ca 45 min. med bil, men jeg bruker 5 timer å gå... Uansett, han var ikke vanskelig å be...;-)!

( Han har forresten fisket litt også...seien tok han her i fjorden, den var en meter lang og veide 6.5 kg. Mange gode middager der!) This is a stonebridge on the way to Rimstaddalen. I like these. There are quite a few around.

Slike steinbroer finnes det endel av. Denne er på veien mellom Rimstaddalen og Berstad, langs den gamle postveien. Syns de er så fine!
This photo should have been at top...this is the view of our farm from Tua, the nearest top where the girls ran down. It is steep, but not as bad as it might look here...;-)
Dette bildet skulle jo vært øverst...her er utsikten ned mot gården og fjorden fra Tua. Det var her jentene løp ned. Det er bratt, men ikke fullt så gale som bildet kan gi inntrykk av...;-)

Our view...again...
Utsikten vår...igjen...






I tried to upload a video from Kongsvarden, where the sheep went. There's a lot of noise on it- I only heard the sheeps bells, not the wind... The high cliff- the peak- is Hornelen, the highest sea cliff in Northern Europe. It is supposed to be a meetingplace for the witches at summersolstice and also at Christmas (probably winter solstice.)
Jeg har prøvd å legge inn en video her, fra Kongsvarden, der sauene gikk. Det er mye bråk på den- jeg hørte bare sauebjellene da jeg spilte det inn-ikke vinden... Den høye klippen er Hornelen, NordEuropas høyeste sjøklippe. Det sies at heksene samles til ting på Hornelen både ved sommersolverv og vintersolverv.

video
I do knit... am done with a pair of socks for hubby, and have started another pair, I was going to upload the photos, but blogger took for ages to upload the few here, so the knitting will have to wait... We are also still waiting for summer here, it's been rather cold and wet so far. No chance of drying any hay yet... But the strawberrypatch is looking good! A little more sun, and there will be lots of berries:-)
Jeg strikker faktisk fortsatt...har nettopp blitt ferdig med et par sokker til gubben, og har begynt på et nytt par, meningen var å legge inn et bilde, men det tok en evighet å laste opp, så jeg gav meg på det! Vi venter på sommeren også, det har vært kjølig og vått så langt, og ikke vær til høytørk. Men jordbærene ser braut! Bare vi får litt varme nå, så blir det masse bær!
Have a great weekend!
Ha en flott helg!
I couldn't figure out how to change the date...I started writing Thursday, but now it's Friday- actually two hurs into Saturday...

13 comments:

Terry said...

What a lovely view of your farm from that mountain top! Beautiful sunset too! I always enjoy the photos you post of where you live! :0)

Rani said...

My God, Marit - it is heaven on earth. What a spectacular place you live in. I can smell the fresh air from here (almost). Well, I can imagine it anyway.

We just discovered cousins in Norway! My maternal grandma was Norwegian, but an orphan and we had no real idea of what happened to the family in Norway. A relative dove in and did some research and found that my grandma's first cousins are still alive in Norway. My great aunt is on her way as I type, to meet the long lost family.

I think for people who did not come from families that emigrated from their homelands, this is so strange, but for us, it can actually be quite emotional.

Can't wait to see your knitting. It always inspires!

corinna said...

oh fantastic
so enjoyed the video
and what an amazing fish
my hubby is envious
thanks for sharing
wishing you a summmer filled with berries fun and sun

Caroline said...

Oh, oh, I'm doing it again. I'm thinking how wonderful it would be to live on your farm, forgetting all of the hard, cold, dirty work you also have to do. The views are still breathtaking!

Love the pic of your son with his catch.

Silja said...

Ser t som om du bor på et vakkert sted Marit!!!

Melanie said...

Hia Marit what lovely views- a stiff climb though up your first hill. Love that style of bridge- there are some like that over streams in the Lake District.

Glad you found your sheep. They can be such silly critters.

Yum Pollack! Well done son!

Looking forward to the socks next time.

orchidlover said...

Fabulous views, I'm really jealous. Mind you it's not that much different to parts of mid and North Wales, apart from the sunsets.
Glad you managed to get a lift home that was one hell of a walk

Love and hugs Gina xxxx

ps I've got a new blog if you haven't been able to find me

Ati. said...

Fantastic view Marit! Thanks for the nice photos from the top.
Wish I had the same condition as you have. I always have wished to go the old postroad, but now I have waited too long. Far too old now and bad condition :(

Heidelweiss said...

What a beautiful place you live in!!! That fish! Holy cow! I don't think I want to swim in the fjord ;).

PJS said...

Wow Marit.... that's incredible! What a view, I really love it. That fish too.... huge... I have never been fishing but my grandfather owned a rod making business so there was lots of fishing in my family. My dad once took my brother and I remember being really jealous that I wasn't invited.

It's a great post Marit and the video of your view really trumps all.

catch you soon!

Hege said...

Nydelig utsikt, og jeg regner med det ble mange gode middager av seien ;)

Patty said...

Yep, never get tired of that view! I love that picture of the stone bridge too. And how you get to go out and search for your sheep - very handy to have that extra driver that time!

Thanks for all of your lovely visits to my blog recently. You are such a sweetie!

Tracy said...

Sooo WONDERFUL to see your view there, Marit... And that is a great fish! It's great to be back here catching up with you after being away some days and unwell...on the mend now, I think... Happy Summer Days ((HUGS))