Welcome to our life!

Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Donnerstag, 24. April 2008

Uh-oh, there goes the neighborhood

As you may know, we do not really live in Stuttgart, no matter how often I may say we do. We live in a suburb of Stuttgart. Anybody with a strong familiarity with Connecticut will understand when I say that Neckartailfingen is like Easton, only with much quicker access to the city. Not that I am comparing Stuttgart to NYC, but it is a world city, with all that comes with it, and we live in a suburb.
We are considering building a house on a plot of land near my in-laws. They really live in a beautiful location, and it would be a trade-off I could live with (as opposed to living on the top floor of their house). Yesterday, we met with a representative from AllKaufHaus, a building company. What I enjoyed best though was the wonderful surprise we were treated with as we rounded the corner on my in-laws street.
These sheep were just hanging out, of course with their shepherd and two sheepdogs, two lots over from my in-laws! There is a shepherd in our town, and it is so, so, so exciting when he has lets his flock graze in our area!
It is something I have always found really cool about Neckartailfingen. Growing up in Fairfield, I never experienced any sort of agricultural related setting. Sure, I drove out to farms every year in Easton, but I never lived in a rurual community. Here in Neckartailfingen, there are large old farm houses, like Joern's grandmother's hosue. We have a small farmer's market, and all the produce comes from a few Neckartailfingen farmers. Our town is surrounded by fields, and orchards, coolest part is that some of them are our fields. And of course, I cannot count the number of times I have been stuck behind a slow-moving tractor while I was speeding off to work.
The best part about Neckartailfingen? We live 20 minutes from the city. So, if we should happen to build our house near my in-laws, you will never hear me complaining about the neighbors.

1 Kommentar:

Emily hat gesagt…

That is so charming! I love when the sheep are grazing- it looks like you'll have the best of both worlds being close to the city + having livestock nearby.

Good Luck on the house building!