Winter that is, I don’t think anyone has seen a winter like this one for a long time, we have been able to look out of our chalet and watch the area go from white to green and back to white again so many times in the last three months it really has tested us all and the best conditions in the mountains has been over the last two weeks. Now it has gone from the sublime to the daft with the temperature yesterday reaching 27c and we are in dire need of some rain as everything is waiting to grow but can’t because its so dry.
We did have some great days though, the annual childrens competition “Janosikova Valasticka” had really nice sunny weather and everyone had a good time, here is one of Maria’s pupils waiting at the start gate.
Maria and I had several days freeriding on Krivan and Chleb, it was not just the riding but we really love the walks up to where we ride although it takes up to an hour to get there and only 5 mins to ride down the whole trip is such a good feeling and gets your mind nice and clear, its the quiet of the mountains that is the secret. Here are some pictures of us and the beautiful scenery that surrounds us.
Now we are busy in the garden, our potatoes are in, we have three new lambs and they are out in the fields, the bees are looking good and everything is waiting to bloom, we have purchased a greenhouse which is going to be good fun erecting especially as it was made in Russia and the instructions were in Russian, we have now got some in English from the web so we are ready to go. All our ski and boarding gear has been cleaned and put away and the mountain bikes are itching to go out, so lets hope it is a good summer for us all………..Last picture is of our happy sheep