Sunday in the Country
First long walk in the country since my knee surgery. This is a village near Hamburg where motor vehicles are forbidden. It's also a wildlife preserve, so you hear lots of birds of all kinds singing. Horsedrawn carriages clomp along on cobblestone roads carrying tourists. One of the farms was the first open-air museum in Germany, established in something like 1909. The whole village is a bit like a museum. It's in the middle of the Lüneburger Heide (Heather). I didn't manage to get any pictures of Heidschnucken, the funny sheep who live here. They're the kind with chocolate faces and feet-- their colouring is a bit like siamese cats.
Here's a picture I found