After our foray into Amsterdam for a night we went back to the farm country. I had mentioned to Jerry that I wanted to help out around the farm with anything that wanted to be done. I cut garlic one night for dinner, but Letty is such a great cook that my skills were not really needed there. Jerry had asked one night if I would help him in the farm the next day. I agreed because Ash had hurt his foot so was not able to do so.
The next morning Jerry and I went out the back of the barn and began work, which I did not know the premise at first, but quickly grasped. We began to clear a new patch of a field of grass so that in the following season it could be used for cultivation. A rather difficult task as we were using hand tools, a pitchfork, and a shovel to loosen the dirt. It took about 7 hours time over 3 days. The weather was sometimes cooperative, it was sprinkling at times but altogether not so bad. The ground was still soft enough to cut luckily, if we would have started any later in the year it might have been frozen. It was tough work but pretty rewarding in the end. I had eaten the vegetables they had grown for dinner basically every night so more of the same is only better.
I want to use this post also talk about some other stuff we did around Doetinchem. The first night I was in Letty made a rooster. I personally had never had rooster - and did not know it was such a delicacy.
Heres some other pictures from around the house:
One night we messed around with the farm animals. I setup the tripod and Asher used a flashlight to get all Et on it.
That's all from around the house, in the next post I'll post some more touristy stuff from the neighboring towns.