Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals

Cows 17.10 (7)

I am surrounded by farm animals. Every wheelie I take with my chair, there is a cow somewhere, although in the hot days of summer you will only see them at night. This cow is one of the special ones for me, it has horns. The Swiss tend to remove them from the calves, but this farmer has real cows with real horns and real earrings.

Chickens 20.11 (4)

And where were we without the chickens. They even supply us with our breakfast eggs.

Goats and Chickens 25.08.2018

And do not forget the goats. They have moved in with the chickens, no problems. There have been no cases reported of a fight between a chicken and a goat: just one big happy farm family.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals

FOWC with Fandango: Denounce

Apple tree 12.12 (2)

The apple tree had done its work and produced apples. They were left on the tree to ripen and fall. They were not gathered to be made into apple pies, or tarts, or even stewed to eat with cream. No, they were just left to either rot on the tree or fall to the ground.

Geese 12.12 (7)

But someone was watching and waiting for the chance. The apples are no longer forgotten, as if denounced for an unknown reason. And the geese enjoy each beak bite they take.

FOWC with Fandango: Denounce

RDP Wednesday: Family

Santa
Once a year the family met, because it was Christmas time
The tree was waiting with gifts surrounding,  ready for showtime
In the place of honour was grandad, sitting in a chair
Surrounded by sons and in-laws, it was their job to care
Now pop was well advanced in years, there was danger that he might fall
The relatives were prepared to help him and be at his beck and call
Now and again he needed help to visit a certain place
The other relatives formed a corridor, so he could arrive with grace
And then the aunts got very loud, because the drinks were flowing
It was then their kin moved to another room, before they started crowing
When everyone was full of cheer dancing was the crown
Aunts and Uncles all joined in to dance “Knees up Muvver Brown”
And then an aunt was ready to sing  “My yiddishe mama” so true
Why this song was always her theme no-one really knew
Two of the uncles were walking together singing “Underneath the Arches”
Flanagan and Allen were back again, doing the famous marches
And now it was time for sausage rolls as partying gives you hunger
After refreshments singing and dancing, the golden oldies now felt younger
Eventually it was three in the morning, and time to go to bed
They bedded now where there was room, to rest their weary head
The ladies and the kids were privileged, they slept in beds with a snore
Men had no such luxury and found a space on the floor
Family memories of days long gone, they are now celebrating above
We children of the days gone past remember it all with love

RDP Wednesday: Family

Good Morning

Feldbrunnen village 12.12 (10)

A short one again, as time is not exactly on my side at the moment. The good news is that I will have a substitute car this afternoon to use until I get my new car after the Christmas holiday. I have become the planning master at the moment. No. 1 son did some shopping for me yesterday so that we will not starve in the meanwhile and I can take it easy this morning and pick up the car this afternoon and combine it with a shopping trip.

I have discovered that buying a new car comes together with many other things, including an insurance. Luckily my garage take care of the registration and I organise the details with the insurance myself.

Otherwise life goes on, it must. Of course I have not been for any wheelies lately and see the world from my window at the moment. I wish the surroundings were as sunny as in the photo above, but I did notice a minimal cloud formation this morning.

Morning Clouds

This morning I tried the new editor. I get the idea, but my first problem was uploading my photos. They are all online in Flickr which even has a connection to the editor. However the photo was not sharp and blurred. I have not given up and am sure it was just the first steps. I hope to get the idea eventually, it is not rocket science, but I do not have to like it, or do I.

Sparrows 15.12 (18)

In the meanwhile the birds are hovering around and I have the feeling I am being watched sometimes. They might be small sparrows, but a flock can be dangerous. It is when they begin to organise themselves sitting in a row in front of the window that I supposed I should begin to get worried.

And now I am off to do other things. For a change I am at home on Wednesday morning, my tour of Switzerland will be this afternoon when I will have to take the local train to the station and then the bus to the garage and pick up my substitute car which I hope I can handle. Afterwards I will be off to the supermarket to catch up on some shopping.

See you around, and keep safe.

Feldbrunnen village 12.12 (9)