Sunday 4 December 2011

Christmas at the farm

It was a cold and windy morning in Humlebæk for the second day of the Aarstiderne Julemarked or Christmas market. A respite from the pouring rain and the sun shone upon the fields and barns as visitors flocked for the festivities.  Children climbed on hay bales, there were sleigh races and straw doll crafts, Christmas trees a plenty (all from the Aarstiderne FSC certified forest in Jutland) and, of course, the lure of something tasty to eat in the gaardbutik.

With sunshine streaming in through the windows, it was hyggelit indeed to sit on the benches and enjoy the baked goods fresh from Charlie's bakery in the farm kitchen.

 And at the cake school there was a chance to try your hand at making honey heart cakes! There was plenty to inspire and the delight.

 And the menu today had a delicious selection of soups and a beef and ox stew - tasty and warm us up after playing in the chilly outdoors.

Back outside Danmarks Naturfredningsforening or the Danish Society for Nature Conservation brought along many furry friends for the children (and adults!) to meet: including badgers, foxes, hedgehogs and a seal...

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