The sunsets in Aerø, Denmark were beautiful.
In our explorations of the island we found plenty of sheep. The lambs were just a few weeks old. When a farmer saw us trying to feed his sheep, he invited us over to meet his Dexter cows as well. The people were extremely friendly to us. We thought it was interesting that by law the people in Denmark have to keep their animals indoors until spring has been declared. They actually have what they call the "Dancing Cows" celebration when the farmer's let their cows out of the barn in the spring. People come out from the city and watch the cows kick up their heels as they run out into the pasture to breathe fresh air and eat green grass for the first time after the long winter months.
Kari had a lot of work to do so Aaron and the children went out to explore. They stumbled across a ship and nautical museum of Denmark. It was a real treat to have a playground that included a tugboat and ship mast to climb around on. The children played for hours as they pretended to be Mariners and Pirates.
During our travels Aaron has taken on the role of all things kitchen. He plans, shops for, and cooks all the meals. He does an excellent job of planing meals that try to highlight the food of the areas that we are traveling through. While in Italy he developed a soup that used delicious Italian sausage and Jonah's fennel friend. This has become a favorite and we've tried it with all kinds of bread throughout Europe. Jonah is a huge fan of Aaron's sausage soup and was happy to lend a hand cutting vegetables and stirring the pot.
April 2-5, 2016