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Autumn at Gullringstorp


Autumn has come and it really feels more like Winter. The temperatures have dropped and we have hit  the minuses  several days. This means that my husband Leif has had to build a fire a bit more often. Gullringstorp is heated by a big furnace in our basement. We burn wood to heat the water and send hot water to all the elements throughout the house.

Autumn here in Sweden is jut a hop skip and a jump away from Winter. Much has to be done  to prepare here at Gullringstorp.

Here is a little peek into our world here at Gullringstorp during Autumn:

Because of all the rain we have had this month, the hens yard was just mud. We not only cleaned out their house, but we gave them some recycled hay from the goats boxes for under foot in the yard. They really liked it.

Because of all the rain we have had this month, the hens yard was just mud. We not only cleaned out their house and gave them fresh straw in all their boxes.                                                            We gave them some recycled hay from the goats boxes for under foot in the yard. They really liked it.

As the Autumn wind blew their beautiful feathers , our hens enjoyed hunting and pecking for grain in the hay

As the Autumn wind blew their beautiful feathers , our hens enjoyed hunting and pecking for grain in the hay

Happy hens !

Happy hens !

Eugene is just looking over his newly decorated yard. I think he approves

Eugene is just looking over his newly decorated yard. I think he approves

Recycled hay was placed on both sides of the hen house, for everyone to enjoy

Recycled hay was placed on both sides of the hen house, for everyone to enjoy

One of our 4 cats, Pip relaxes on a warm shelf in the bedroom and enjoys the blowing leaves, birds and neighbor cats in the back area

One of our 4 cats, Pip,  relaxes on a warm shelf in the bedroom and enjoys the blowing leaves, birds and neighbor cats and other activity out the window

Juliet is comfortable staying in the warm cozy bed for most of the Autumn days

Juliet is comfortable staying in the warm cozy bed for most of the Autumn days

Tasha also enjoys a spot at one of the many windows

Tasha also enjoys a spot at one of the many windows

When Pip has had enough of the outdoor sights, he relaxes on my antique rocker upstairs

When Pip has had enough of the outdoor sights, he relaxes on my antique rocker upstairs

Everywhere you look, here at Gullringstorp in the morning, you can see frost on the fields and grass

Everywhere you look, here at Gullringstorp in the morning, you can see frost on the fields and grass

 Autumn morning frost

Autumn morning frost

Frosty lawn

Frosty lawn

 

The goat's enclosure

The goat’s enclosure

Crunchy frost grass in the enclosure

Crunchy frosty grass in the enclosure

A frosty enclosure

A frosty enclosure

From The Local ( Swedish news in English)

While some countries marked World Animal Day on October 4th, Swedes were out in force to celebrate something completely different: National Cinnamon Bun Day. 

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The opportunity to sink ones teeth into a warm, tasty concoction of cinnamon-infused dough is also popular among tourists who happen to find themselves in Sweden in October.

“It’s a typical Swedish thing that a lot of tourists have heard about,” Isabella, a worker at the Gateaux coffee bar in Stockholm‘s Gallerian mall, told The Local.

Cinnamon Bun Day is a fairly recent tradition, created in 1999 by the Hembakningsrådet (Home Baking Council).

The group decided that creating a national cinnamon bun feast would be the best way to celebrate the organization’s 40-year anniversary.

Today, a mere 13 years later, most people consider Kanelbullens Dag as much of a Swedish tradition as Midsummer or the Nobel Prizes.

In Stockholm’s bustling Gamla Stan, Espresso House barista Jenny marvelled at the buzz Cinnamon Bun Day created among tourists visiting the Swedish capital.

“It’s a good day here in Gamla Stan because of the tourists,” she told The Local.

She explained that tourists remain captivated by Sweden’s famous cinnamon buns and are curious to find out how a pastry came to have its own national day.

While it’s hard to come by statistics on exactly how many cinnamon buns are downed in Sweden on October 4th, one bakery in Eskilstuna in central Sweden claimed that they sell 50 times more buns on Cinnamon Bun Day compared to a regular day.

“In my eyes, the cinnamon bun is the optimal pastry. It’s like everything fits. The shape, the flavouring…everything,” baker Magnus Spångberg at the Konditori Alexandra bakery told the local Eskilstuna Kuriren newspaper. 

 

We like all other Swedes enjoyed our cinnamon buns (Kanelbullens). I warmed ours up a bit in the microwave. Yummy!!!!!

We like all other Swedish people,  enjoyed our cinnamon buns (Kanelbullens). I warmed ours up a bit in the microwave. Yummy!!!!!

Autumn is also time for my famous bubbling hot beef stew! Warms the heart with memories of days as a child and warms the body for that long walk to the stable

Autumn is also time for my famous bubbling hot beef stew! Warms the heart with memories of days as a child and warms the body for that long walk to the stable

A new delivery of oats and bags of muesli for the goats. Always a beautiful sight to me

A new delivery of oats and bags of muesli for the goats. Always a beautiful sight to me

A full coffer of oats !!!

A full coffer of oats !!!

New straw for the goats

New straw for the goats

 

Our Winter wood supply for our heat and behind the tarp is all the new straw. Look down at the bottom to see the plank that my husband placed to keep it in  to hold the tarp in place during windy, rain or snowy days

Our Winter wood supply for our heat and behind the tarp is all the new straw. Look down at the bottom to see the plank that my husband placed to keep it in to hold the tarp                                                            in place during windy, rain or snowy days

I am also using the cool Autumn days or evenings to make soap with the milk my ladies provide:

My ladies have been busy supplying m e with lovely warm goat milk

My ladies have been busy supplying me with lovely warm goat milk for my soap making business

A new batch of Milk and Honey soap made with my goat's milk.                                          Available at www.lilsisgoatsmiksoap.com

A new batch of Milk and Honey soap made with my goat’s milk.   Available at http://www.lilsisgoatsmiksoap.com

 

 

Happy Autumn everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One response

  1. Looks like fall is coming along nicely 🙂

    October 14, 2012 at 01:05

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