Sometimes this old farm feels like a long-lost friend
Yes 'n' hey, it's good to be back home again."
We have travelled by car, airplane, train, boat and bike on an 'amazing race', enjoying time spent with family and friends, taking in the beautiful countryside, the quaint and ancient villages as well as the bustling cities.
at our doorstep:
Yesterday, life was back to normal
with it's rythyms and routines;
back to jobs, high school and college,
and I was 'back in the saddle again'.
The suitcases needed unpacking
as the washing machine went full-speed:
The sun was shining for a perfect outdoor
clothesline -drying day:
The gifts received in Holland and bought for giving, were compiled:
Our girls spent four days of their time in England
with a wonderful friend,
touring the famous London city sights.
They arrived back in Holland with thoughtful gifts:
When the girls came home again from school/work,
we enjoyed a british tea along with my favourite
Fryske sûkerbôle or frisian sugar bread:
My son, who is at university, came home for a visit and joined us in a traditional dutch meal. I prepared the same meal that we had with Mem/Beppe in her home;our 'last supper' together.
The dutch eat alot of meat and potatoes as well as fresh vegetables every evening, followed by a dessert of pudding or yoghurt.
I bought a special meat spice in Holland (gehakt kruidenmix) to add to the ground beef. We also had potatoes, green beans, carrots, cauliflower with freshly ground nutmeg, and apple sauce which is a staple with the meat and potatoes.
Words and music by John Denver