Tuesday, May 14, 2013

it really is magic

isn't it the cutest 2 day old chick?! and look what a fight it was:

this was the first of them to crack through into the world some 3 weeks ago. what a sight. now we've got 40 of them in the coop. we'll have to pass some on, but for now they're still with us.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

another summer, another beach

about a month ago we had one of our first visits to the beach. we went to a beach we only visited once before. it's a 30 minute drive, half of the time through tiny, bumpy roads between fish dams. and then you walk for a bit to get to the actual beach.

it's a great place. there are rocks closing up the tiny beach bay, make it a little pool. and the rocks themselves are fun to climb, full of shells and crabs. except kind of painful in bare feet.

we went there again when my friend visited. that time around we remembered to bring some wet shoes.

Friday, April 26, 2013

one month and then some

it's been over a month. i cannot believe it. times really does fly. we've had visitors, vacation, hot summer days, then a big drop in temperatures and now for the past few days it's back to warmer weather. i didn't realize how much i missed that.

my mom left in the end of march, a weeks after my dad. it was good to have them here. we already miss them very much. to be honest, we always miss not having them a phone call away. but the good thing is that they visit often and when they are here we get them 24/7 which has made the children very close to them. i appreciate that so much.

a week later we had my childhood friend visiting with her two sons. that was great. visitors are the best - we love having people in the house. as in really love it. the life, the laughter, the extra energy.

right these days it's lag ba'omer. which is a celebrating in judaism that includes lots of bonfires. we've had bonfires with people in the garden twice and went out for another yesterday. tomorrow we'll be heading out for a bbq with friends as well.

we've also filled the house with cuteness. we have had lots of eggs from the chickens in the incubator and as of right now we have something like 28 little chicks in a special little chick-coop. two more are hatching as we speak. it is the most amazing thing and i should be sharing photos. i will. for now i've put a few on instagram - @trinsch. last year i did a much better job documenting the hatching and the cuteness with the big camera.

the garden is doing really well. i've have so much mangold that last couple of months. and that's a good thing.
the artichokes i planted more than two years ago finally got around to actually give us artichoke. i will eat the biggest tomorrow before it turns in to an actual flower. even though i am a bit curious to see an artichoke flower. we have salad, cucumber, tomato, green peas, corn, beets and we're trying out egg plant for the first time. the mint is coming back big time after the winter, and the tarragon and the parsley as well.

we've been drinking homemade limonana. lemon is limon in hebrew, mint is nana, alas, limonana around here. it's good. but seriously. we need to add so much sugar to make it good. and it's not even that sweet. which makes me scared to think how much sugar is added into store-bought lemonade sweeter than our. more than you want to know.

that's pretty much the last month. or at least some of it. some fragments, really.

i feel a bit like catching up with an old friend. lots of stuff going on, things to consider, thoughts we're having, plans to move on with, but not so much time to get the details. next time.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

busy, but good

we have had visitors from denmark, a trip to jerusalem, a brief meeting with summer warmth and the beach, spring flowers. it's been a busy and good month.

hope you're enjoying these days too.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

love. life. and all the rest.

we have summer days and my parents are visiting. the kids are happy and we've painted a few rooms. and then we got a wood oven for those cold winter days. they still here, even though a couple of days with 25+ degrees make them feel far away.

i hardly spent much time on the internet. meaning i don't really blog (except, i am. now). i don't take many "real" photos with the big camera. i post on instagram and i guess in some ways it serves the same purpose blogging does. the sharing of thought, following up on bits and pieces.

but i miss this too. like i miss reading those books i have been meaning to read and those movies i have waiting for me to watch. for some reason my days just seem to fly buy without much time to get caught up in blogging, reading or watching.

and i try to embrace that. it's a phase in life, right now. and other things are filling my time and making me tired by the end of the day.

love. life. and all the rest.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

bits and pieces

weekend coming up. we'll be home. it's pouring down and really cold. i'm baking bread and there'll be something warm and comforting for dinner. besides the food i'm planning to treat myself to some movie entertainment.

i watched moonrise kingdom the other night. it was beautiful, aesthetically, and i loved the references to 60s gothic movies. that said, i must admit i was a bit bored from time to time. too much form, too little content for me. we also watched argo and i liked it. great story - and i'm old enough to get amused with flashbacks to those brown seventies. beast of the southern wild is in the pipeline, and i know we have a few more good movies stashed on the harddrive, so yes, i'm ready and prepared for the rainy days ahead

oh, and we got he first couple of seasons of breaking bad on dvd. i've heard by the water cooler that it's really addictive. this weekend's weather report will probably have us dig into that too.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

staying around

hello. it's been a while. we've had sun and rain and stormy weather and now we're back to rainy days.

we might end up staying. what can i say. not sure if all the drama and emotion we had around whether to stay or move on, and then how far to move, was really necessary. from the outside not much happened the last month, but between D and i it's been quite emotional and "where do we want to be in 2 years, 3 years...". and now, it seems like it wasn't really such a big deal. we'll probably be right here.

at least that's how it seems right now. but since it's not 100% sure, and some details still needs some sorting it could still change. but for now we're resting in the thought that it might just be right here we belong, at least for a little longer than we thought last week.