måndag 27 september 2010

Autumn Sunday in Gotland

Rute Stenungs Bakery in northern Gotland, exterior installation.
Risung,s one of the largest sheep farms in Gotland. They also run truffle safaries and a Romagnolo Lagotto Kennel. This Sunday a well attended Lagotto Dog Show was held on the farm.
This one came to visit me -before the show -in my garden frolicking with all my apples.
Oh how I would want one of those! But. Then I would not be able to travel.
And here is one of the show participants resting in the garden before going off to Risung´s and the show. The Lagottos are famous for their ability of snuffing up truffles - and Gotland has plenty of those. It is called the Black Gold of Gotland!
Some of the pretty Lagotto winners and their British judge.
Eager owners in the huge barn which had been stripped of sheep for the two days of the Dog Show. Here they were also selling truffle related products - likeTruffle Soap, for example !
In red in the centre is Ulla, the owner of the farm. She will be coming around to my and my sister´s farm soon with one of her best "sniffing" dogs to see were our truffles are to be found on our ground which hold all the desired prerequisites for truffles - oak and hazel trees in abundance.
The connosseurs and publicum. And my sister in the cowboy hat!
The country bakery of Rute was closing down for the season this Sunday so we stacked up with their delicious stone baked bread and had a coffee there on our way home.At Tingstäde träsk I discovered this old boat house on our drive home. In this lake there are a lot of crayfish they say. But they are said to be quite muddy and not very well tasting..
At Risung´s I bought some black truffles..Oh the smell..heavenly!
Fresh corn fromthe fields and the bread and melted butter with ground truffles became Sunday supper!
While this little pretty fellow below was looking on(lured by the strong truffle smell?) from my kitchen wall. He was later carefully brought back into the garden.