February 2007. Settling in.
Views from our yard.
The property has hedgerows (or partial hedgerows) on all sides.
Outhouse. Thank goodness, we have a real bathroom inside, heated and
everything (the only place with electric heat, in fact) and we don't
have to use this one.
Snowman in the front yard.
Our outbuilding and a woodpile. The outbuilding has also piles of wood
and other side of the said outbuilding.
Sunrise from the kitchen window.
South side of the house.
berry bushes (red currant and gooseberries, plums and damson plums in
Going to check mail.
and our daily bread
With over -20 degrees Celcius outside the house was not too warm in the
Liisa was probably the only one who did not mind it at all.
February is the coldest month. Some days all we did outside was
checking mail. We had to walk along the driveway
past our signpost onto the village road
this is the start of our driveway, house is hidden behind the hedge or
but we walk into the village
to the mailbox (there is also a branching road there, hence all the
signs with farm names)
And back towards home.
We also started our first seeds: peppers.
looks like the table has a lot of space but in the end we had to add
acenter piece and it was all ful of little plants.
We fed the birds every day. Liisa made sure I never forgot.