Friday, July 9, 2010


My German teacher had told us about a medieval town called Dinkelsbühl that is supposed to like Rothenberg ob der Tauber but less touristy. If I haven't blogged about Rothenberg ob der Tauber (one of the cutest German towns ever) I will have to remedy that.

Dinkelsbühl is still surrounded by the old medieval walls and towers and is very typical for a German town of the 15th to early 17th century.

The walls have many towers.

We had ice cream here...

The Deutsches Haus (third house from the left) , the ancestral home of the counts of Drechsel-Deufstetten, is a fine specimen of the German renaissance style of wooden architecture.

St. George's church tower that we climbed allllll the way up.

Inside St. George's...

Door inside the church...

Closeup of the hinges...

View from the tower.

Another tower.


Dinky Dinkelsbühl

Woernitz gate.

I would agree that it is less seems a town that people actually live in and there are less "Schneeball" shops and "Knight" shop and trinkets and the like. There were some Potteries and a shop with wood carving and nativity figures that were of interest.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Huckepack Pick-Your-Own Farm

The International Women's Group had an outing to the Huckepack Pick-Your-Own farm, or as they call it, "experience harvests". We are surrounded by farmlands, but never knew I could get such access to fresh fruits and veggies. There is also a little "nature playground" where they seem to have an area for BBQ, a petting zoo, hay bales to climb on and the like.

Right now you can pick lettuce, strawberries, currants, raspberries, kohlrabi, fennel, cucumbers, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, cabbage and beans.
We are going to go back for raspberries, blackberries and blueberries soon.

Cucumbers growing Vertically:

Cuke Close-up:

Tomatoes aren't ripe yet:

Lots of Lettuce!

A whole bunch of...some vegetable of some sort.

Now we get to the good part...Strawberries!

Also you can get fresh eggs:

You go into a little house and there are little bins that you can lift up the lids and see if there are any eggs there. Here is a blurry picture with the lid up and you can see where the eggs come out and chickens peeking at you!

Evidently there is milk available too. Even the cows are getting into the World Cup spirit! :-)

What we got:

Beans, cucumbers, a kohlrabi, and eggplant and: