When I come up for air from the bottom of all the Ikea boxes invading our home, I'll manage to post some more of the gorgeous sites we've explored around the surrounding towns. For now I hope these hold you over.
So far, Loki and Juno have only explored Switzerland on foot in a 1-hour radius around the house (a 2-hour round trip walk). But the beauty of our location is that any walk can take us anywhere from a farm busy with livestock to a wide open pastures of agriculture, a deserted country road to a forest hiking trail, a Swiss home suburb to a single chateau and from a quiet village to a bustling town.
Below we stumbled upon this vinyard behind our home.
"Princess, Mom said something about this being a perfect fruit."
"Fruit, schm-uit. I've got bigger plans."
I wonder if a bottle of pinot counts as a daily serving of fruit?
"Such as a daily serving of some of that cheval over there, baby."
Loki's doing much better these days and is settling into a routine. He's even much calmer around farm animals, cows, horses and pigs. We have some great photos of that to show you in the coming weeks of how he and Juno have progressed in becoming accustomed to livestock.
As I type this, the fence guys are here and installing the fence. They drove a tractor with a huge drill on it to our backyard. Now we understand why the fence is tres chere here! We fenced a four times larger area for half the cost and no big machine equipment at our home in the States. Switzerland just doesn't have the advantage of "cash-only" laborers.
That sounds like momma when she is eating apple pie and trying to convince her doctor that she is eating enough fruit. Hehehe.
Can't wait to see the exciting fence constructions photos. I hope that Loki is helping.
Yay for fence constructions! I have not had Ikea boxes in awhile but recall them multiplying at an alarming rate!
That's one of the things I love about Europe. There is so much difference in just a small area.
My mom's sekhret as to why she has AGJ so furry often is has been figured out!
Pinot et Sancerre,
Oooo! But you'll have the fence tout suite!
I'm glad to hear the big guy is settling in!
Bet they will have fun with the new fence being up. 🙂
"Switzerland just doesn’t have the advantage of “cash-only” laborers."
Too bad woo couldn't take advantage of your in-house post hole diggers. They probably aren't properly licensed to dig in Switzerland, huh? Aw well, c'est la vie. They will enjoy being leash-free, safe inside the new fence. looking forward to more pics from your walks!
jack a-roo & miss moo
Hi Juno & Loki! Just wanted to say a quick hello now that I'm finally back from holiday! You look like you're really enjoying your new home - wow, what amazing places to walk in!! I will have to catch up on your other posts slowly but am looking forward to seeing all your news!
Honey the Great Dane
ps. Hsin-Yi says that she hopes your human is settling in and feeling better. She is very sorry that she couldn't reply properly to emails while she was away but she was thinking of your human coz she knows how tough and stressy it is to move to a new country - she's done it lots of times but it never gets any easier! 🙂
I'm loving the pictures!
Yay! Glad to hear that the yard will soon be Loki-ready! Mom still seems to be quite jealous of the whole living overseas thing. Me? I'm not sure I'd like the plane flight too much; if we can't get there in the house with wheels, I don't think I want to go. No matter how pretty it is!
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus
I sure hope that wine counts as a fruit serving and beer as a vegetable serving.
Had to laugh at the fence. Ours was installed by a guy who did it all himself - the digging by shovel or post hole diggers, the stretching by hand tools. And the fence is totally solid (especially with that foot deep trench of concrete).
Hi Juno & Loki! Just dropping in to say "Hi" and Happy Saturday! Wozzers! You now live in Switzzzzersland!!!! It sounds so beautiful and fairytailish. When mom thinks of Switzzzzzersland shethinks of chocholate and Shirley Temple. I don't know the later but I do know what yummy chocholate smellllls like! MMmmmmmmmm!!! I read your response to Bunny & Morgan's mom about the anxiety issue. I found it realllllllllly interesting and showed mom. I suggested she try it on my niece Lala (who is new to the family)because we can't seem to take her anywhere without the anxiety attacks coming on. So thanks for that tidbit!!! I am looking forward to seeing all the pic's of you two in your new home!!!!!
Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO
Yay on the fence! Well not that it's costing an arm and a foot, but that it's being put up lol.
I can't wait to see how Loki is doing with the livestock. 🙂