in face of continuous raining we went to the kiekeberg museum today to celebrate thanksgiving & – mainly – to visit the horse day. we saw lots of different horses, so beautiful some of them. i saw friesian horses – one of the most beautiful horse breeds to me. there were several shows like western riding, circus stunts and so on. i was totally fascinated by the presentation of “natural horsemanship” – a phrase new to me but describing exactly the way of natural non-violent interaction with horses i am looking for! (wanna read something more about it? – visit monty roberts homepage or this page of a german horse trainer.) it was phantastic to see the girls & women communicating with the horses, working WITH them, so obviously being a team each with her horse. relating with the horse. made me happy to watch them 🙂
started yesterday with our weekly western riding lesson. my third lesson. with sheza. walk and trot. an exercise in insistence & willpower, making sheza go where i want her to go. & of course physical exercise: sitting trot … a western saddle is more comfortable than an english one but … well, i still cannot sit 😉
anyway i can’t wait for next saturday!
in the afternoon i was skating in the local nature reserve. m. came along with her run bike. sun was shining & we had so much fun going up & down the hills 🙂
on sunday we went to the farmers market at gut wulksfelde … just to find out that i mixed the days up: the market has been yesterday. disappointing. but we took the chance & enjoyed the warm & sunny day, making a walk around the farm, collecting comfrey, playing at the playground. then spent the rest of our sun-day playing, reading & having a picnic in our yard.
how wonderful life can be 🙂
the days are becoming shorter, it’s getting colder – time to start knitting again 🙂
a few days ago friends of us were visiting us … and while the kids were playing their mothers sat in the kitchen sewing & knitting. although i found some unfinished pieces when searching my needlework utensils i could not resist to start something new when i saw the tutorial my friend brought along. so look what i have made: