Let's face it: The weekend is the highlight of the week, isn't it? Finally we've got time for a nap,
... for hanging around...
... or just find our way into the green...
... or just wait for a good old belly rub... Only Mrs. Gwundergarten seems to be in a hurry. She told me something of a girlsday and wants to meet her friend... and this at this early hour! Who can understand those humans.
I don't mind.... yawn... as long as she doesn't disturb my sleep.
Chacheli Macheri und ich sind nach Schloss Wildegg gepilgert an den Setzlingsmarkt von ProSpezieRara.
You want to know, where I spent my day? Gosh, you're rather curios, are you? Okay, Mrs. Chacheli Macheri and I went to the castle of Wildegg where a plant market with rare kinds of veggies, herbs and flowers were held.
Das Wort gepilgert passte perfekt, denn nix war mit faulem Parkieren beim Schloss, sondern das Auto musste im schlammigen Feld unten im Dorf stehen bleiben und dann galt es den Weg hoch zu marschieren . Eines war klar: Frau musste dies für den Rückweg beachten und sich ein bisschen... nur ein kleines bisschen beherrschen beim Pflanzenkauf. Schliesslich war kein Taschenträger zur Hand. Es war aber schon witzig, die Leute mit glücklich grinsendem Gesicht und ihre Beute eng an sich drückend, vom Schloss absteigen zu sehen. Ja, wir sind schon ein spezielles Völkchen, wir Gärtner und Gärtnerinnen und es braucht nicht viel um uns glücklich zu machen.
The only thing I had to keep in mind, was that the parking space was down in the village and we had to carry our catch the whole way back. So that meant to keep an eye on what to buy. But it was so funny to see people coming back all the way with a big smile in the face, keeping their treasures close to their body as if somebody could snatch them away :o). Yes, we gardeners are rather a peculiar folk and it doesn't need much to make us happy.
But now let's start the fun.
On this picture you could believe that we nearly were alone at the market.
But let me assure you, there were one or two other people there :o). A lot of queuing and patience was needed. What I never will understand is, that people take their doggies at such events. I really do love dogs but I guess it was no fun for them. Sometimes we had nearly no space to turn around and how must such a little creature has felt?! But maybe they were the head gardeners at their home, like Noah, and they needed to come along to advice their humans... I can't imagine another reason.
I loved the tulips in the flower beds of the castle. They were really an eye catcher.
It was astonishing how many different kinds of veggies, herbs and flowers were for sale. Even the tomatoes overwhelmed us completely. There seemed to be a hundred of different kinds of them. How should one choose only a few of them? However I finally took three different kinds of cherry tomatoes. Okay, and some other stuff too... to be precise as much as we could carry.
This is a photo of my little Nissan Micra, who dreams to become a big Landrover when growing up. We had to park him in a muddy field and without some strong men we wouldn't have been able to free him. So, thanks guys, you were great! My little one has to practice more to become a real Offroader.
And off we went to the second part of our girls day. Well, Ida, I guess you know where we were. Right and the only thing missing at the shop of your sister, was your sister :o). Unfortunately the shop was closed, but we had a great time in Lenzburg anyway.
And look, this lovely gift I received from Caro. It was lovely wrapped in... as always. But she said it wasn't for me but for tomcat Noah. Okay...
Ehm, was allerdings Noah damit anstellen wollte, blieb mir ein Rätsel, daher habe ich es mir gekrallt *grins*. Sind die Blumenmädels nicht süss und die Rose ist wunderschön... viel zu schön für schmutzige Katerpfoten. Danke, liebe Caro, ich hab mich riesig gefreut. Aber das war noch nicht alles.
...but what shall he do with those sweet things? Hehe, of course I took them for me. Those sweet flower girls and this lovely rose are nothing for dirty cat paws.
But this lovely food bowl was in the gift for Noah too. And to make sure, that I really keep my hands off it, she wrote "Noah" and "Chefgärtner (head gardener)" on it.
Of course he had just to try it out.
Hey, Caro, you're the coolest lady on the world! Finally somebody has understood, that those food bowels from the super market are under the levels of a head gardener. Thank you so so soooooooo much! My human gives you a big hug from me the next time you meet.
And this was my booty from the market :o).
Oh well, but that wasn't meant for you guys! Grmpf!
However, Caro, it was such a great day! Thank you so much for it. And well, when do we go for another girls day?!
This I wanted to show you too. I bought a new transport box for Noah, because he hated the old plastic one and it was always a little fight to bring him into the box for seeing the VET. Now we try with clicker training to get him used to it... seems to work if you ask me. I even managed to close the box for a short time... but really only a short time, so that he sees nothing wild will happen. Step by step I try to finally bring him in a relaxed way to the VET... but it is still a long way to go.
That's it, guys... now stretch all fours and enjoy your day!
En liebe Gruess / Take care
P.S.: Ich bedanke mich noch ganz herzlich bei Euch für die tollen Kommentare zu meinem letzten Post und entschuldige mich in aller Form bei all jenen, die Ramalamadingdong nun nicht mehr aus dem Kopf bekommen :o).
P.S.: Thank you so much for all the lovely comments to my last post! I loved each of them. And I apologize honestly if you don't get Ramalamadingdong out of your head :o).