Week In The Life | Saturday


I woke up early on Saturday. Too early, I felt, so I went back to bed. It was Saturday after all. But then I slept another full night’s sleep and my work day got cut short. I was quite angry with myself, although that did not help the situation much. So after a very late breakfast I heard the harvester and understood that the rest of the day would be about that.

Harvesting season at the farm starts today.


I brought the camera with me outside. And shot a few moments during our day that actually did make me feel that this day was just right even though it’s started out all wrong.

Below is a current on-a-farm-work-day portrait of us that right now live on the farm; my mom, my dad, my kid and me. Hello!


Today we harvested the first bit of our rye crops, it’s an old kind of rye with tall straws. It’s called Svedjerug in Norwegian. I hope to mill some of it to flour later in the season. Maybe even put some up for sale. All our crops are organic.

It’s important for the quality of the grains that they are dry, so we measure the ‘water content’ several times. If it is too moist we need to blow air on it to help it dry out properly, thankfully we didn’t need to do that this time. Saves both time and energy.

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As my dad went on to harvest more, we moved on a few other chores on the farm. MT cut the grass. I filled up on water and enjoyed a few minutes in the sun on the front porch before heading in to do a little bit of house work.

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Later we went back to gather some of the straws for my garden and my dad asked MT to help him spread out some of the dust that had gathered where the harvester stood.

He had quite some fun with that task, helping out on the farm isn’t all boring stuff!


MT and our dog Ferdinand.


The three of us.

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In the evening we went to pick up some groceries. The sunset was a beautiful one so I made MT go out of the car and capture it for me. I love a pinkish-orange-yellow good night!


Back home my dad was just about finished with his last lap around the field. And we helped get the crops under roof. By then it was dark (see top right photo on this post). My vegetables needed some watering as well. So it was after 11 pm before I was indoors again; it might have been a good thing that I got some extra sleep earlier in the day after all.


Night sky. Taken around 9 pm.
Still loving that basked hook attached to our wall.

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Thanks for coming by my little online world today! How are your day going?

links: Ali Edwards’ Saturday post – on her site you can find all things related to Week In The Life (and lots of other great projects) | My Saturday 2011


Weekend December Daily | The Photos

The 3 Advent stars in my windows made me smile this morning.

My December Daily album is slowly worked on when ever I can find a few spare moments. I’m feeling a little bit whiped out right now, but hoping a little sleep and a loong day at work tomorrow will get me back in the groove. 😉

I just wanted to share a few photos from the last few days. One of these days I’ll share the album as well, but I need some decent light and some time in the middle of the day to shot photos of the pages first. I think it is this that makes me love digi so much. But then I love the making of an album from scratch also, with traditional papers and glue.

Anyway, here the photos. Thanks for looking! (and if you want to read a little about the days, click the image and jump over to flickr to read), Saturday we baked and decorated gingerbread cookies, Sunday we went chasing snow and found it up high in the mountain:

December #3 | 2011 edition

December #3 | 2011 edition

December #3 | 2011 edition

December #3 | 2011 edition

December #4 | 2011 edition

December #4 | 2011 edition

Up in the mountain #decdaily

December #4 | 2011 edition

Yum. Cacao. #decdaily

December #4 | 2011 edition

Today I haven’t been snapping away like I did on Saturday and Sunday. But if you want to see what I see on a daily basis now in December keep an eye on my December Daily set at flickr.

Enjoy the Season!!

faith, life | projects

Youth work weekend

It’s been one of those weekends where I have only a few and short moments to sit down and just relax.

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So right now I feel rather empty and tired, even thought the days have been good (most of the time).

Kirkens Nødhjelp Most of my waken hours and commitment went to happenings at church. The youths gathered on Saturday for several hours, to prepare for Kirkens Nødhjelps fasteaksjon (Norwegian Church Aid’s annual fundraising campaign) that we’re having this coming Tuesday – and to prepare for a youth service today (as part of their Confirmant year here in our local Lutheran churches). To keep 32 youths active and happy for 5.5 hours does take some energy, to put it mildly, but we have the best youths so they really were good campers. Sometimes I wonders how much they learn, but hope that something of all I say and all we do stays with them. If nothing more:  that they are loved by God (and us) just as they are.

MT got to spend his Saturday with uncle O and family, so he was over the top happy. It was such a nice and warm spring day so they were outside most of the day, walking in the woods, playing games and having a barbecue. I’m so glad he got to spend his day with family when I was so covered in youths work. (Thank you so much uncle O and aunt GH. We love you!)


Today was another early morning for us. We used the Pearls of Life as the theme for our service and there were lots of details yet to prepare. So I wanted an early start to get all accomplished by the time the service started (come to think of it, that is always a goood plan! lol.) We learned about the pearls throughout the service and for each new pearl the youths lit a candle, read a text from the bible, read about that pearl and sometimes they also read a prayer. We sang plenty of songs as well and a couple of the youths played instruments. It was amazing to see and hear the youths, some had taken extra care to learn their little tasks really well – others not so much – but they all did such a good job non the less. Makes my heart warm and I hope the parents also felt really proud about their youths.

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After the service we gathered together to eat cake and talk for a little while. So grateful for those working in the kitchen this day! There were a lot of great conversations going on around the tables. A lot of happy Sunday smiles.

pizza by the lake

View of the Lake

from the table

Then I had a few (many) things to clear away and put in order for next week, so it got pretty late before we were ready to head back home. After a quick look at the time I asked MT if he was up for a pizza? He was. Especially for a pizza with lots of chili 😉 So we placed our order and went in to pick it up a little bit later. We decided to eat the food outside, since this too was a nice and warm summer day (although not as sunny as yesterday). So we brought the pizza with us to a table next to the water and had a nice relaxing time just enjoying the food, the company and (later) MT got to throw rocks in the water – his favorite thing (at least to do when he is by water of any kind…). I’m so glad that we took time to do this in place of rushing home. This gave us some time together. I got to be outside. And I really weren’t up to the whole making-dinner-thing anyway after such a full day. The pizza was good too – and so were the company! 😀

letting it go

looking for another rock to throw

the splashing of a rock

When we got home MT started drawing. I think he kept going for almost an hour and never asked to go and  see some TV instead. I’m so happy for his drawing, because it makes him slow down and reflect. It gives him a way to express himself as well as a time to gather some energy. And I, I went for the computer. Like a total geek 😉 And hopefully I get I got this post posted by the end of the day….. I’m so grateful for that the blogging thing is back in my life.

Wish you all a blessed Sunday!

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