Well, after reading numerous blogs and being completely amazed and inspired by all the incredibly talented and creative people out there I decided I'd try and make my own blog. I can't promise this is going to be the most exciting read you've ever come across but hopefully I can also inspire a little bit. I think what I love about blogs is that for me, I feel energized by being around creative people. Through blogs I have the chance to feel a closeness to very creative and interesting people even if I've never met them or live near them.
I am not an experienced computer person so you'll have to have a little patience with me as I try and figure everything out here..I hope to be able to add some photos that I take (totally hobby basis) and share little glimps into my daily life. I am American and have been living in Norway for 13 years. It's been a learning experience the last 13 years. I have discovered a lot about myself, my own country and this country I am in now. There have been positive moments and negative moments but I think I am a stronger person because of this experience.
I can't sew, knit, or do any other type of handwork. Although I am extremely interested in learning to sew with a sewing machine. I see all the neat things I can make with a sewing machine and the desire is definitely there. While I'm waiting on a sewing machine I enjoy taking photos and baking. Baking is a dangerous hobby for me as I also love to sample everything I bake....a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips...this fits me perfectly...so trying to lose weight and get healthy is also something that occupys a lot of my time. I do well for awhile and then I bake...hahahaha....
I also love my animals. I wish I had a farm. I think I was born to be a farmer but have never found my dream farm yet. Last year though we moved from the coast of Norway to the inland near Norway's largest lake, Mjøsa. We found a lovely "cabin in the woods" which they called the Eventyrhus in the sales prospect (Eventyrhus means Fairytale house in English) and have really everything we need here except a barn and some land for a few hobby animals. HOWEVER, we have no neighbours only fields around us and woods so the possibility is there for a few animals if only my husband would talk to the farmer about renting some of this land around us!!! The first farm animal on my wish list is chickens...the thought of fresh eggs daily and cozy colourful chickens walking around here is exciting. I told my husband that we only needed 5 chickens so everyone in the family could have one fresh egg a day and he told me if it meant one less chicken around here he would happily go without a fresh egg!!!! Oh he is such a party pooper sometimes, I know he isn't as hard as he sounds I just have to work on him a little and he usually comes around...but other times it takes awhile...hahahaha....I have managed to talk him into four cats and four dogs so far. We have had rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies, hamsters, rats, and anything else that has wandered into our yard looking homeless or in need of a good place to settle down. I am constantly asking farmers if they come across a deer baby to let me know....hahahaha... My youngest daughter loves horses and this is something we'd like to be able to get her eventually and I'd love to have a sheep or two wandering around...my husband asked me why sheep? I said, we could let them graze all summer and send them to the butcher in the winter, think of all the great meat we could have all winter long?!!! He just laughed at me and said I could never have an animal as anything else then a pet and I'd never kill a pet to have meat in the freezer!!!! I guess he has a point but it was the best I could come up with when he asked me why sheep...I was hoping to tap into his money saving side (our own homegrown meat would be cheaper then buying in the store) but it didn't work. :-(
The farmer who lives closest to us and owns the land around us lets his cattle graze in front of our home sometimes...I guess for now this is as close to being a farmer as I will get, so I love those cows and am constantly out taking photos of them. It's interesting to watch them so up close and incredible how quickly they can move over large areas of land!
We are often walking in the woods and I love to take nature photos which I hope you'll enjoy. I'll let this be my first entry and see if I can add some photos for you to look at! Have a great day everyone! Amy