Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant. This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain. This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been established in order to preserve the old “peasant landscape”. The preserve includes farmland, cow pastures, forests, a lake, and a Bed & Breakfast that offers … Continue reading Höö: Another walk in Smalands
I have never gone mushroom hunting, nor is this post about mushroom hunting. But, I have a few pretty cool friends who do indeed hunt for mushrooms, so this post is for you. While enjoying numerous walks through the forest, S and I have stopped to take these pictures just for you! (It was also a really good way to engage K while tramping through … Continue reading Mushroom Hunt
As autumn is unfolding in southern Sweden, we are trying to get out every weekend for some good quality hikes. K has finally passed beyond the, “I really really don’t want to walk any more, carry me now!!” phase, so these hikes have actually been quite enjoyable. Below is a bit of our walk through Taxas Naturreservant. Continue reading Taxas: A Walk in Smaland
Blink. It is gone. As the summer begins to set, memories of its rise fade away. As I scan back to late June, K excited about going to castles in Germany, M only concerned with playing with his older brother’s toys, and momma S returning from a work trip to Berlin just to pack again for our family vacation; I know that my account here … Continue reading Family European Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps
Today is my son’s birthday. It also happens to be my birthday as well. When my wife first got pregnant and we did the calculations and determined that K would probably be a July baby, two thoughts went through my mind: oh no…having a summer bday is tough, & I really hope we don’t have bdays too close to each other. Cancer’s tend to be … Continue reading Happy Birthday Sir K!!
Living in Almhult, Sweden is quite pleasant, especially with little kids. However, there tends not to be a whole lot to do in the small town itself, so we often find ourselves seeking out nearby attractions to enjoy life in Sweden with little kids. Below are three pretty quick and easy destinations that can help pass these beautiful spring days. Linnes’ Rashult: Carl von Linnaeus … Continue reading Rashult, Denningarums, & the Broken Castle
Now, which side of Knackbrod do you butter? Choose your side, pick-up your arms and take to the field of battle to defend your choice!! But be sure that your arms are period appropriate, so only halberds, battle-axes, maces, swords, and bows will be allowed. Oh, if you happen to have a horse you can use a lance too. This past weekend, we were lucky … Continue reading A Knights Tale at Hovdala