With a little help from my friends
The story this time is parallel to the first. Helping hands were near, our friend and a neighbour troubleshooted, and within two days the bus was fixed again. What a waste of good mental energy to be so sad, when it broke. I believe, we learned it this time.
In the meanwhile, we got to spend time at this wonderful farm, where amazing people are building an edible forest, growing food in the good old style in the garden, unschooling their children, and building a house. Spending time with likeminded is what we aim for, and here we feel at welcome. It seems, another lesson this week is, one we learned before: That we have the ability to feel good, where ever we go, feel at home as long as the vibe and the people around us is wonderful. And at Damgården in Gilleleje, they certainly are.
Farmers for a while, growing with responsibility
Our friends had a 4 days trip planned, when we landed at their farm, and our need to stay longer than originally planned, matched perfectly a need to house-sit the farm. Our children got the responsibility of taking care of cats, geese, chickens and ducks. To do this was wonderfully meaningful and fun, and the most challenging part of it was to get up so early. We are nigthbirds, so getting up with the sun to let out the geese, made them very tired, and sunday night they were happy to know, they could again sleep as long as they wanted. The joy of spending time with the animals was worth it all, of course, and we were grateful to get this win-win oppourtunity to give a helping hand.
Fitting the bus and fitting us into the buslife
The pictures of this part are scarce. I am tired of taking pictures of construction. But in Denmark the last week of september, we just had to realize, being cold is the worst. So we bought a fire burning stove, and put a lot of thought into how to fit it into the bus. We also had to realize, our mattresses were of too low quality, and spend a whole day driving to IKEA to get higher quality and to buy hangers and doormats and other practiCal stuff. Another need was woolen underwear to battle the cold. We are becoming increasingly tired of fitting and building and moving stuff around, but it is part of the conversion of a life in a 200 m2 apartment to at life in a 21 m2 bus.
We need some peace and quiet, some walks in forests, day trips to museums. In that light it is a very good perspective, next stop is Paris.