Spring (Finally)

After late snowfalls and cold temperatures well into April, we were finally able to make the trek to Feträ to reconnect.  We had a beautiful spring day and we arrived to only just patches of snow.  We were all so excited to be there.  While the adults finished the insulation over one of the lofts, the kids played in the hammock.  We had a nice picnic lunch and a little walk in the woods.  A chance to drive out in to the pasture, and then it was time to head back.  With the sun going down, the temperatures would be dropping quickly.  More reason to finish the insulation.  Soon we will be ready for more days here.  Until next time.

First Winter Visit

The call of Feträ was just too much, and it had been far too long since a visit, so we decided that a quick day trip was in order.  We were not sure how much snow there would be, or the condition of the road, but the sun was shining and Feträ was calling.

Upon arriving, we had to park on the highway, as the road had not been plowed and there was several feet of snow still on the ground.  We bundled up and started the trek to the cabin.  Snow had to jump the whole way, as she sunk up to her chest.  If we could stay on top of the snow, it was easier going, but breaking through it was over knee deep on me.  It was an adventure.

When we finally got to the cabin, all of the snow had fallen off the roof in front of the door.  Snow removal equipment will be in order!  After a bit of hot chocolate, relaxing and just being, we began the trek back to the car on the highway.  Short, sweet, and satisfying.

Giving Thanks

This year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the Kuchenmeister’s headed to Feträ to spend Black Friday the best way we know how, outside at the farm. The first order of business was to explore the new addition. There was not much snow yet, but enough to provide nice accents (and snowballs). Some new fairies were added to keep watch and play when we are not there. 

Earlier in the fall Elissa commented on the lone pine tree growing in the field and how it was a perfect Christmas tree. The wheels were turning and we both knew that a new tradition would be coming, and it would involve decorations. We all worked in the winter chill to get the lights and bulbs on the tree. Another trip will be needed to see the tree at night, as the solar lights only come on when it is dark enough. 

The end result was approved by the queen Fairy and her guardian, Snow. 

Happy Holidays!

The Kuchenmeisters

First fall

As the days grow shorter and the nights tempt frost, Feträ glows with the beauty that the changing seasons provide. With school and all of its activities in full swing, we have all missed spending time up here. Several weeks back we hosted Dad, Tom, Karl, And Cathy for a day. 

Stories and talk around the fire, bratwurst and other snacks, and a nice hike through the woods made for a joyous day. Karl brought his drone and got some great aerial photos.

 Nights in the tent got rather chilly, so as a temporary solution we invested in an old RV.

 With the help of a propane heater, the nights were more comfortable, but the longing for a nice little cabin is greater than ever. 

Snow is not far off, and more good news is in the works. 

Founders Day

On July 19, 2016, Feträ was officially founded. After signing all of the papers in New Richmond, Wisconsin, we headed north to Feträ to celebrate.  We had a nice picnic in a clearing in the woods.