I never know what letter or letters I will illustrate before I start my ride. But when riding through Buchendorf with an eye out for my friends the pigs, I saw what my letter was going to be: D for dirt.

I thought they just liked to wallow in the mud – I mean dirt – in the summer to cool off. But today it looked like they were having a ball. They were digging for something, maybe roots.
Most of the ride was on sealed surfaces but a few hundred meters were on dirt, not to be avoided unless we really want to do exactly the same loop every day. Messy.
Soil, or can I call it dirt?
Remaining snow with dirt.
When we got home there was a lot of dirt on our bikes, as well. Since we have no source of water of electricity outside near the garage, we bought this battery charged water tank with hose to wash off our bikes on days like this .

So that was D-irty day. Not a bad ride, actually. The temperatures ranged between 37 and 40, and every little degree counts.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

3 response to "D-Day"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: December 16, 2021

    Cows are my most frequently photographed farm animal, but pigs are my favorite farm animal
    Too bad they are confined in huge pig buildings around here.

    • By: Suzanne Posted: December 17, 2021

      This is the only place that I am aware of seeing pigs in the field over here, too. It certainly is not common and has only been there for about a year. I love watching them.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: December 17, 2021

    Love those pigs. Pig sitings are not too often around here. Happy when I do see them.

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