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A Medieval morning and other outings

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Note the historic importance of the costumes of this most nobel order.
Also, so fluffy!

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I was completely impressed by the detailed costumes, the amount of costumes and the beautiful wooden steins many people had hanging from their belts. I searched but sadly only found a rustic version with birch wood still attached as a grip around the outside. Perhaps I can find a crafty carpenter in vancouver-there really aren’t enough steins in that city.
Myself and my hosts walked around with their grandchild Maxi (now Robies -thats me-biggest fan) He’s a definite cutie. Always knows what he wants. mostly thats playing with his tractor or eating chocolate rice pudding.

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Other exciting things include a campfire in our car park accompanied by my continued endeavours to not suck at guitar

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Also on a long walk to pfeffenhausen I discovered the grade school has the coolest half time toy

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Only ran into two awkward instances midway along the wall but man, it was so much fun. I’ve now added rock climbing to the things i want to start when i get home, I’m a chicken and was definitely concerned with the whole not being attached to the wall part of this expedition. it’s probably meant to be easier for children with tiny hands and feet. Damn you and your tiny apendages.
My other adventure was being invited along to a family birthday party. I got the privilege of sharing cake with Maxi and a group lesson on how to read a children’s book. Zeipt means when you pull on your hair while combing it. Rabe is raven. my language practice is obviously advancing at breakneck speed.

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Goat milk smoothies every day

I now live with a women, her husband, 8 goats, 3 ducks and 2 lizards. We eat what we produce which, right now, means a lot of goat milk things, eggs and berries.

Currently helping out through workaway. I have my own room which I’ve thrown my stuff around in (very exciting being able to hang things up in the closet)

it’s a quiet little town with only a bank, a church and a kindergarden on the main st. the next town is 4km away and is home to the nearest train station Pfeffanhausen. one thing we have a lot of around here are crosses.

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maybe a medieval leftover? if not i’m lucky to be staying in one of the few religion free residences.

days around here are pretty quiet, after saying hello and brushing these guys in the morning theres a lot of time left for going for walks and playing guitar (Watch out scandinavia)

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On sunny days (5 so far!) all the local young folks hang out at the local swimming hole. and jump off this handy piece of abandoned farm equipment. I was pretty nervous setting up my lone towel at first along the row of cars booming club pop remixes and groups of friends but, well the water is free and it’s hot.

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Now, about the medieval fair..

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