Það skín sól í Hvalfirði núna og lífið leikur við menn og málleysingja! Það hefur verið blautt hjá okkur í vor, eins og hjá höfuðborgarbúum og tíðin hefur sett strik í reikninginn hvað varðar bústörf og sauðburð.
The weather has been a little crazy the past few days or weeks! A lot of snow, and some snowstorms too, so it is better to be careful and read the weather news carefully - also look for the newest information on conditions on the roads.
These autumn days, hard to describe unless you´re there. On a sheep farm everything is about sheep! But there is more to it. It is a special feeling preparing sheep herding and round-up, even though it is similar year after year.
Bjarteyjarsandur campground is open all year round, with good facilities, shower, kitchen, electricity, hiking trails, wifi and sleeping bag accommodation. And now we´ve opened our coffee house, so you can drop by for a delicious cup of coffee and kleina!
It is hard to belive it´s spring, it was snowing today! But spring is here, no matter what we say and farmers at Bjarteyjarsandur are doing some field work and preparing lambing season, that will start now in the end of April.
Next Friday, 31st of January, we´ll offer a farm visit with lunch (local food) from the farm. We start the tour around 10 o´clock in the morning and it takes approximately 2-2,5 hours. It is the last day of sheep shearing this season, so you can use the opportunity if you are in Iceland.
Í vor eins og undanfarið munum við á Bjarteyjarsandi taka á móti skólabörnum í sveitina. Reyndar tökum við á móti skólahópum og öðrum gestum allt árið um kring og núna í mars munum við rýja kindurnar okkar og þá er vinsælt að koma í heimsókn í fjárhúsin, ekki síður en á vorin.
Autumn is here, sheep gathering´s finished and we´re starting the fire! Today we went with 300 delicious lamb sausages to our smokehouse and there they´ll stay the next few days. It smells a little bit like christmas, since the smoked meat is a part of Christmas in Iceland.
This is our Border Collie dog, Hróar and a friend of us sent us this beautiful picture of him. Hróar is 8 years old and has lived at Bjarteyjarsandur Farm his whole life. He is one of the best sheep dog we´ve ever had, and besides that, he is a wonderful friend.
This pictue we received today from a friend from the Netherlands, staying at our campside. Like many of our guests, he went to an evening walk to the sea shore, and often our dogs (and even lambs, goose and goats) follow as well!
Hey! It´s summer, it´s warm, it´s daylight 24 hours! This is Iceland. And we love it ;-) These days sheep farmers in Iceland are working on their hayfields. Cutting grass, drying it and baling it – maybe you´ve noticed the giant marshmallows all around?
This picture is taken from our rocky hot pot (we call it "The rock Pot") – a magical place by the sea shore. It is undescribable to go there in the calm summer night, enjoying the view and the evening stillness.