Our View…skiing & der Bauernhof

Finally- a picture of the view and our accommodations.  Let’s be perfectly clear about this- Salzburg is absolutely NO sunnier than our lovely Missoula, MT in the winter.  In fact, it appears to be more rainy.  I’ll get over it.  “No Prub-lehm” as they say here…

When the skies do clear a  bit, this is what we see to our West…Image

There is a Gondola to the top, apparently you can ski down, when the snow is good. How cool is THAT!

However, up until this time, we have had mostly rain- Here, Eliot mastering the art of puddle jumping.

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Just  snapshot of our accommodations- It is an old farm house converted into a B &B, they allowed us to rent the whole darn thing since it is not the touristy season.  Besides the enchanting aroma of goat manure as you enter…it is more spacious than we had imagined.  We are 5 km from town and directly on the bus route.  It is truly lovely.Image

Wednesday proved to be a bit more snowy.

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It is not JUST a B&B, it is der Bauernof.  No, not a microbrewery, but a BARN.  We are greeted by a dozen chickens and 2 geese nearly every time we enter/exit.

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So, I grew up in the suburbs…bunnies, chickens & goats are a novelty.  I am thrilled that Eliot gets to hang on a hobby farm…Image

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and this is our view to the south…

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Lastly, Reed took a day off so we could find some cross-country ski trails.  Here, Berchtesgaden, Germanylovely town

Reed and Eliot went hiking while Kim got to follow her passion for skiing...

Reed and Eliot went hiking while Kim got to follow her passion for skiing…

if you look closely, an amazing peak shows through the clouds

if you look closely, an amazing peak shows through the clouds

Click on the pic to enlarge.

More snow came today, and more in the forecast, yet the temps will stay mild.  Kim had no energy to navigate the town today, so we went for a walk to the local butcher shop.  It ended up being a lovely little cafe/bakery/deli that happen to sell every type of meat imaginable.  Kim was pretty proud of herself for coming home with so many goodies from a place that spoke no English.

a peak of our little kitchen and Eliot showing off our salami, cheeses and fresh chicken.

a peek at our little kitchen and Eliot showing off our salami, cheeses and fresh chicken. If someone can tell me what those meatball-looking things are, then perhaps I can cook them!

I may have lost all but the grandparents by now, so I will end with this evenings dinner- except for yesterday evening when we found an INCREDIBLE Indian restaurant (their English seemed as good as their German)…we have managed to eat most of our meals at home.  Although we are fully embracing the salami-culture….we may try to lighten up a bit in the future.  Tonight, homemade chicken soup with some german-vegetable-filled-pasta-thingy.  And, more wine.

Guten Appetit!

Guten Appetit!

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13 thoughts on “Our View…skiing & der Bauernhof

  1. Don’t lighten up on the salami. Indulge! Truly gorgeous, dramatic landscape. We’re envious and glad you three are immersed in this new place.

  2. Looks like Untersberg…? We stayed at a lovely (barn) B&B about 5 km south of town, just at the edge of the bus route. Her view looked just like yours. You HAVE to go to the top; it’s absolutely breathtaking. We went when there was grass.

    • Yes, I think so! I know she (the owner-gal who runs the B&B) makes her own goat cheese, which I am looking forward to. Her English is not so great, so I have not asked her if she has enough milk. At least we get the farm fresh eggs. I have gotten quite good at cooking them ‘soft-boiled.’ They are “soo-pah!” (as they say here)

  3. Very cool. I can’t tell you how much salami I ate as a kid. Keep Reed away from the goats, they might buck him.

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