We made it!

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During this crazy busy week I was talking about, the weather forecast said we would have 3 hours of snow. When snow comes late October or early November it usually doesn't stick, so I thought that if we wore gonna get a snow Christmas picture this year, it was now or never. So I bribed the kids by telling them that if the cooperated they would get candy in the car on the way to kindergarten ( haha, great Live, GREAT parenting. ) 

My brother Knut was home and said he could help, so we dressed the kids, he took Halvor, Liv took the little Santa and I took the horses. In the forest, Knut made sure the kids wore safe around the horses, and I snapped photos for two minutes before we called it a wrap. Hardly a single clear photo, and none when they both smiled, but good enough! Kids, show, horse, and Santa! We had ourself a Christmas card!!!! :D hehe

hvit hest ponni julekort

 

hvit hest ponni julekort

hvit hest ponni julekort

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Christmas episode of popular TV show airs from here

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Last Christmas we recorded a TV show called "Herlige Hjem" here ( directly translated it means Lovely Homes) Today it's airing on TV, and I got to look at it last week, and I´m very happy with the result! It was filmed during the prettiest winter we have had in years. I truly hope we get that this year also. 

Herlige Hjem jul Nedre Skinnes Gård

The farm from a drone view. 

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Me, on horseback, pretending to be Cinderella in the Checzish movie " Tre nuts to Cinderella" ( I know most people around the world don't know this, but in Norway is huge. Everyone watches it on Christmas eve. And then  you have me, who tries to become Cinderella, galloping in the woods, with a sheepskin vest, humming the film melody and looking up at the trees. :)  )nedre skinnes gård sau juk

 

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It was fun to have them here, and I think they enjoyed it also.  

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Here we go lambi!

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Today, Kristoffer and I have separated our sheep, the two different breeds on different spots, and put the males in with the females. Now we cross our fingers and hope for a lively time right after Easter. It looks like they are getting off to a good start :)

 

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Beautiful frost days

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I have hardly realized its almost December with all the things that have been going on. But now when the frost is wrapping up everything it sees, the wintery vibes are coming to the farm. 

Tractor in the sunrise 

Fullmoon over the fields 

The main entry is done, but I can't paint in the frost, so that will have to wait for spring. 

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I´m in a Christmas painting!

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Wow, I´m so proud I could burst, because I have been painted into this beautiful Christmas painting by the artist Jonny Anvik who is considered one of the foremost figurative painters of his generation in Scandinavia. " (!!!!) Whaaat? :) HOW cool is that!? Check out this gorgeous painting: 

Julebilde maleri Jonny Andvik Live Skinnes hest skog magi nisser jul i telemark

 I love the style, the colors, the playfulness, and everything. Yeah, and the fact that he is so good that even the horse looks like a million dollars! Not to get started on the lighting. 

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I met Jonny two years ago when he was gonna draw me for a different portrait, and we really got a good tone. 

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This Christmas painting is named "Guro rid til ottesong", and is based on the middle age person Guro Heddelid whom it been written a lot about in old folklore. Jonny says that Guro IS ME and that we have the same "magical power". This blows me away! 

 

The original is for sale for 25.000 NOK, and he has also made 30 Giclee prints, numbers and signed for 2 000 NOK. Can't wait to have my copy on the wall. Check out this page if you want one or check out his work. 

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