We interrupt our normal weekly publishing schedule to bring you a special update about our home town.
“What’s going on in Ruthweiler?” you ask, leaning forward into your computer screen. “Is it big?”
Oh yes. Yes, indeed. You see, the fields suddenly became yellow and green, like pathchwork! All thanks to that little rapeseed flower, which will one day become humble canola oil. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year.
Okay, so maybe we don’t get a lot of action here in our little hamlet of Ruthweiler, Germany, population 508. But if there’s one thing this town does really, really well, it’s spring.
When I began searching for the best places to live in the Kaiserslautern / Kusel / Baumholder area of Rheinland-Pfalz, Ruthweiler didn’t even appear as a blip. But I happen to think it’s the ideal place to live. Sure, it’s a little removed, but take a walk with me on a spring day and you’ll see why I love it.
And the best part about Ruthweiler? Every day at 3 p.m., a gelato truck rolls by. That’s right: gelato, not ice cream! Welcome to Europe….