It is that time of the year for us, the garden is all tucked away, everything that needs to go in is we hope in and now we wait for the white stuff, have even cleaned up the skis and boards and bought some new gear, so, bring it on……
The last four weeks have gone quite quick, of the two sheep we had, the ewe is being looked after by a friend and we hope she is with young for the spring, the ram is in the freezer along with venison and other stuff from the garden.
We have managed to do a fair amount of walking, the mountains are always so much of a pleasure to be in, pretty devoid of tourists so very quiet and relaxing. We did bump into this guy one day when we were going to Stoh, he was with his son and some friends, they were having a break and he was playing the Fujara which is a local Slovak wind instrument, he was quite good and it sounded just right up there in the hills..
It sounds like this fujara
The views were quite amazing although the wind was a bit keen when we got to the top of Stoh, our main reason for going there was to do a recce for a snowboard route down later this year, although it is a fair walk up, the ride down will be well worth it. Then last weekend we walked up from our chalet and took a few pictures of the first snow on Velky Rozsutec, it has since melted as we have had some late autumn sunny days which we used to do bits and pieces around the place.
Maria is heavily into her crocheting and seems to make something quite impressive every other day, in the meantime I am now trying to get as many of her grandfathers negatives scanned into my PC as I can, ready for me to update his website, www.milansaradin.com
Anyway I hope all is well with my many readers, remember, now is the time for all good men and women to sit in front of the fire with a warm/alcoholic drink and a good book…….