a life handcrafted

At last school is over and the summer holidays have begun.


Mia got a certificate

Here is Mia (second girl from the left), today she got a certificate from the music school. She plays the harp for two years, and now she passed the first test.



 Shooting with bow and arrows

Our new hobby: Shooting with bow and arrows.



The Ilz

Bath in the Ilz








When the weather is very hot, Naomi, Selina and Mia like to go to the little river in our village, called “Ilz”. It’s a very great advantage living in a river valley, we only have to take our bath towel and go down the street and than we can go swimming.


Finished tomato house

Everything is growing, and the tomato house is filled up!


Mark the farmer

Isn’t he cute?











Monty the cat and mushrooms


Sometimes in the early morning, when I awake, I bounce out of bed, put on my oldest clothes, and must go mushrooming in the forest, without having a breakfast. Then my “hunter and gatherer genes” come out. And after about two hours, wet through with perspiration, pinched with hunger, but happy, I come home with a box full of delicate mushrooms. I’ll kiln-dry some of them for the winter.

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