Our home for the bank holiday last weekend – a guest house on a working dairy farm not far over the border into Austria – a working dairy farm complete with acres of free range fun for the Small People (plus our lovely super-fit hiking friends – more on them later!).
As you might expect for such an environment there were masses of animals for the Small Boy to communicate with, including beautiful bovines – girls who were up with the larks each morning for milking.
Add to that an army of cats in all shapes and sizes, who mostly kept themselves to themselves. One exception to this was Brutus (christened by Small Girl), the hugest Ginger Tom mix, who seemed to enjoy our company – as long as it was very much on his terms.
Making friends with an Austrian ginorma-cat…
And last but not least, and definitely the favourite with everyone – the biggest puppy I think I have ever seen – a very beautiful nine month old Saint Bernard…
Sharing a few words of wisdom with the cutest St. Bernard pup… #austria
It wouldn’t be an alpine farm without one of those surely?
And whilst all humans under the age of ten enjoyed their enhanced free-range status, the adults excelled in relaxing and enjoying the autumn sunshine. Garnering energy for our adventure the next day…
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older mum in a muddle says
Love Brutus – what a fab cat! I had a ginger Tom called Marley :o). That first photograph is breath taking! X
Thanks so much S! :) xx
Absolutely stunning images again.
Thanks so much Emma! (:
Look at those blue skies! I could happily pass on the dogs but it all looks very lovely x
I am not the biggest dog fan, but this one was pretty cute! :D Thanks Trish! x
Boo Roo and Tigger Too says
My in laws have just driven through the alps and shared some amazing photos, it looks a fabulous place to visit
It really has some of the most gorgeous scenery! Thank you! :)
Mary Keynko says
What a beautiful place! I want a view like that from my window – although I’d never get anything done, I’d be too busy looking at it!
I have similar views this morning Mary, and I am having to tear myself away to go and see more… :D Thank you!
oh now that just looks idyllic
Thanks so much Becky! :)
Oh my it’s all so lovely Emma – problem is that if I went I think I’d never want to leave!
Sometimes I don’t Annie! :D Thank you x
What a stunning place. Looks like some good friends there too :)
Thank you J! (:
What a wonderful break! Great pictures – you can almost smell the fresh air :-)
Thanks so much Ginger! :)
Liz Burton says
Wow I could sure snuggle up there!
Thanks Liz! (:
Looks beautiful, perfect Heidi territory! x
It is a gorgeous area. Thanks Mum x
Sonya Cisco says
Gorgeous pics and such adorable pets!
Thanks Sonya! (: x
Midlife Singlemum says
Did you meet Heidi? I think you were staying in the Grandmother’s challet if I remember rightly from my Heidi picture book.
With the cowbells in the hallway it could well have been! Thanks R! :)
maggy, red ted art says
Goodness, so beautiful!
Thanks so much Maggy! (:
Beautiful pictures! Time in the Alps just absolutely reveals why it made so much sense for all those old health centres and spas and things to be based there. All that air and sky and trees and nature, just makes you feel like a million buck, eh?
There are plenty of those about, and yes it really does! Thanks L! (:
Ting at My Travel Monkey says
Wow, that looks like an absolutely beautiful place. I’d want to run down the hills singing: ‘The hills are alive…’. Stunning photos, too.
There have been times that I have been tempted to do that! Thanks Ting! (:
Donna @ The Rose Diaries says
Absolutely GORGEOUS images.
I have to admit that I have never thought of this as somewhere I would like to visit …. you may just be changing my mind!
It’s great for families too Donna! Thank you! :)
A Mum in London says
Wow, the scenery is just stunning. I would love to go on a break like that, it must be so detoxifying.
We are very lucky to have it on our doorstep! Thank you A! :) x