The year 2019 started really cold and continues really snowy here in Finnish Lapland. It just keeps snowing, day after day, week after week. There are no fences left in our world. Or if there are, you can just ski over them. Snow fall is most challenging when it comes with a lot of wind. … More Winter of extremes
It is the coldest of Lapland´s eight seasons, the “frosty winter”. Just few weeks have gone since the winter solstice. Days are still short. Temperature outside is around – 30 Celcius degrees while we are writing this. Yes, to be honest, the coldest days of the winter are rather challenging, just trying to survive the … More Midwinter magic?
It was another busy summer! We were simply too busy to write about it. But at least we took some pictures. One of the first duties of the season was rearranging the growing place for young asparagus plants. There always must be new trials, some for each season. This mysterious group of seedlings is one … More Just like summers used to be – before they invented holidays!
If the last few springs have been cold and late, May 2018 has been warm and early. The lake became free of ice cover already May 14th, about one week early, compared to the usual. At the same time there have been so many quite clear still nights, and these conditions create the perfect lake side viewing. … More The darling nights of May
In Lapland, days are getting longer. The second one of the Lapland’s eight seasons is about to start, perhaps slightly late this year. The season of frosty winter is ending and the season of crusty snow is starting. The difference is that the day temperatures are suddenly warm. The surface of snow melts during the … More When sun shines into the log shed
Beginning of the Chinese year of the dog was recently celebrated around the world, including Finland. For us this really feels like the year of the dog. Our sheepdog puppies are soon five months old and busy creatures. Puppy day starts with a short walk and checking the surroundings. A morning walk? Just joking. Doggies really … More The year of the dog – and a doggy day
Small puppies, great journey – and a special day. While Finland was celebrating 100 years of independence, early December 2017, two little sheepdog puppies made a journey from one end of the celebrating country to the other. The destination was Teeriniemi in Finnish Lapland. Puppies soon changed their arrival shyness to curiosity. They are gowing fast and … More The (to be) mighty sheepdogs
People say there are eight seasons in Lapland. The first season of the year is always the frosty winter. As the light levels increase, the coldnes is followed by the season of hard snow cover, when the snow carries you wherevere you want to go. The third season of the year is the ice loss … More The seventh season
One year ago the first Teeriniemi article about us was published. It was called “the ladies and the gentlemen”. It is time to update what is going on in our lives. Recently we have been enjoying the early autumn sunshine. Just like last year, autumn has provided some great outdooring (and sandbathing) weathers. There is … More Ladies and gentlemen – 1 year later and still fabulous
One of the 2017 projects was the barn. A trafitional Finnish hay barn. Initially, we thought we would just assemble an industrially produced version, but that did not happen. Perhpas it is in the drinking water up here – or in the air – but sometimes you just find yourself doing things the way the … More A chapter in life – “The Barn”