On the 18th of september we returned to Ittoqqortoormiit after almost 4 weeks of holiday in Europe. It was great to be back home, although autumn in Greenland so far hasn´t exactly been my favourite time of the year. I normally long for winter to come. This year, I am surprised how much september and october have to offer, anyway! Here is a glimpse of what we´ve been up to since we came back.
On september 22nd my lead dog, ”min veninde”, gave birth to 3 beautiful puppies, 1 female and 2 male.
The puppies one week after birth …
… and about 2 weeks later.
This Polar Bear Skin had to be re-washed and re-dried in order to be ready for sale. We stretched the skin out for drying by sewing it into a wooden frame.
One evening in the beginning of october the kindergarten was open for those who wanted to see the children’s artwork. It was a beautiful exhibition! There was coffee and cake for everybody, and many people were meeting up. Here are the works of some of the children in our family.
At the women’s club on Tuesdays I use this little machine to spin musk-ox wool (qiviut) into yarn. I am still a beginner when it comes to spinning. It´s fun!
On october 6th the 2. (and last) supply ship – long waited for – finally arrived in Ittoqqortoormiit. We now enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, yoghurt, eggs and different kinds of cheese. It´s a luxurious feeling to have the fridge stocked with these items for some time.
It hasn´t been snowing a lot since we came home, so there isn´t much snow on the ground yet. Most of the snow has melted again, but the rivers have started to freeze up. That actually makes this time of the year a good time for hiking!
When the sky is clear and the air crisp, it feels like autumn could become my favourite season (at least for a little while…). – One day, this little fellow showed up to say hello!
When the sky is cloudy and the air smells of snow, our dogs are getting excited, and it feels like wintertime ist just around the corner…
… and I think I`ve finally learned to appreciate october!