From contraction to the first sip

Recently I witnessed the birth of a lamb at the farm of one of my clients. I left the pictures of the actual birth out for it seems statistically than most men faint when present during the delivery of a baby by their wives ( 😀 😀 😀 ). Interesting to see how the little one struggled for more than 30 minutes to get on all four and than the first walk to the ewe to get the first sip.

In the Middle of the Road

When the Germans made there ‘Autobahnen’ throughout their country the slogan was “Immer Gerade Aus” (=”Always straight forward”). I thought about that when I recently drove up North from our village. I also remember a true story from my youth when a German lost his way in my village of birth (Beneden-Leeuwen, Netherlands) and asked road directions to the bridge over the river. The old man he asked knew his German: “Immer gerade aus. Immer gerade aus”, the villager answered, “and at Hent de Kul turn right (the last part in his dialect and probably needless to say that ‘Hent de Kul’ was the name of another villager).

For the second picture I just turned myself around.

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