Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Apple Challenge:

To avoid wasting any of the fruit gathered from the Apfelhof.

The pears went to a friend, a few of the apples were saved for eating:

These two

became this:

and finally this:

I saved these Granny Smiths

for my Pièce de résistance:

Unfortunately I baked it too long and it was burnt and mushy.

With these and ten more like them

I froze in three batches

And will save for future baking adventures.

Mission accomplished! Nothing wasted!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Apfelhof 2010

Last Saturday we headed out of the city to an apple orchard.

We had a mini lesson about potatoes,

prepared some for our lunch,

then headed out to pick some apples.

Farmer Bernhardt also showed us his ghost cellar (where he keeps his potatoes).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Cross Country Photo Shoot

(As mentioned before we had some difficulties with focusing...)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Our Final Race

Last Saturday was our last Cross Country Race of the season. It was about 45 minutes up the river in a tiny town. I'm pretty sure we ran on almost all of the streets they have, and it was only a 5k. It was a good race for our team, everyone met their individual goals, it was a pretty setting, and there was even dinner included in the entry fee. The girls enjoyed using my camera for their own mini photo shoot which I'll post at a later date. (I've posted small pictures because we had a bit of a problem remembering to use auto focus instead of manual focus.)

We got these great gift bags with granola bars, water, gatorade...and a two headed roll.

Our winners

Free dinner

Our team minus one.

The coaches (the girls was a little weird)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sad Puppy

His mommy and daddy are in the hospital bonding with their new baby. He misses them.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sunny Day

I figured since tomorrow's a work day (no students), and the sun was out today, we could skip out of school a little early and enjoy a walk in the city. No guarantees when the next sunny day will occur, you gotta take advantage of the sun when you can.

(this might be the earliest escape for the whole year)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


We decorated our empty wall. Our poor lonely swirly stencil has finally been joined by pictures of Vienna.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Last Glimpse

I caught this on my way to school a couple of weeks ago. What with the days getting shorter and the impending months of clouds, this might have been the last time I'll see the sun that early in the morning.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Only in Europe

Would IKEA serve cola in a goblet.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Staff Retreat

Two weekends ago our staff was able to spend the weekend away from Vienna in Mariahilfberg. It was a great weekend of worship, teaching and relaxing together.

The leaves are beginning to turn in the hills and we took advantage of free time for a easy hike Saturday afternoon.