The last few days have gone by and I have managed to do pretty much nothing. This seems to be the main theme of my vacation –no plans or schedules, which is perfectly fine. Well maybe “nothing” is an exaggeration since picking strawberries is a task that has to be done every second or third day and it takes a good few hours every time. And it does raise my stress level, since there are hundreds of horse flies above the strawberry fields and they bite hard! Talk about a First World problem…
Having a fridge full of strawberries is another First World problem, since they require a lot of space and I need to figure a way to eat and make use of them. One solution has been a strawberry-rhubarb pie that has been on the menu every day for the past week or so. I´m not exactly a specialist when it comes to baking, but I have done this pie so many times by now that I know the recipe in and out, and I´m very satisfied with the outcome. This pie (recipe only in Finnish) is delicious!
My other activities have included animals. I have been visiting our neighbors horses and ponies every day and yesterday I met with a pack of puppies that stole my heart. Then there is a feral cat, that has five kittens. I have tried to make contact with them, but since they are feral, it´s not that easy. The fun part is that they seek shelter under our barns, so basically they live in our yard and it is really fun to follow them through the window.
What else? Yeah, we have finally managed to finalize the upstairs of our summer house and I´m very pleased with the outcome. More of that later, a separate post coming up…
But anyway, the most important thing for me has been the lack of pushing myself too hard. I have been able to do whatever feels right and comfortable at the time. That is something that is easier said than done but so far, so good!
PS. I really like this outfit, what do you think about it?
Top H&M, Skirt Zalando, Shoes Vans