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The fire is burning in the stove.

They don't know it's not their season to flower now.

They don’t know it’s not their season to flower now.

There’s a fire burning in the stove, not so much because my home is especially cold but because there’s a dampness outside that manages to break in like an unwanted thief in the middle of the night. It’s 10C (50F) outside and that is about what we’ll get today they say. The raining has already started some so that’s my excuse not to even try to mow the lawn today :-) The only chore I have is to do the laundry and I don’t have that much so it’ll be done rather quickly.

 

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They grow dill beside all those sunflowers. Dill flowers are most likely the most important spice we have this time of year because this is the crayfish season. It's also the fermented herring season but that's nothing I look forward to :-)

They grow dill beside all those sunflowers. Dill flowers are most likely the most important spice we have this time of year because this is the crayfish season. It’s also the fermented herring season but that’s nothing I look forward to :-)

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They had promised fog for this morning and it rolled on already last evening, for a while it was so thick that I couldn’t see the lights from my neighbors houses. The rain however came much earlier this morning than predicted so most of the fog vanished and we have haze as best now. I had hoped for some nice foggy photos from the bog but instead I got some hazy photos from the fields. 

 

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The birds seem to love this weather because they have been chattering a lot all morning. We’ve had rather quiet mornings here until now and it is a nice change. The mosquitoes seem to love this weather too and now I’m so bitten that I can’t feel the itching any longer, that’s a nice change too :-) It must be the same with the dogs and cats too because I can see how many mosquitoes that sits on them while we’re outside but none of them scratches themselves any longer. Lots of mosquitoes mean lots of food for the birds so they can build up a layer of fat for the coming winter so I guess it’s a win-win situation :-)

 

I haven't seen many deers this summer and I think that's because they don't seem to like cattle and we've had lots of cattle around this summer.

I haven’t seen many deers this summer and I think that’s because they don’t seem to like cattle and we’ve had lots of cattle around this summer.

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I decided it was time to start the greenhouse lamp in the cellar yesterday and to pick down the more sensitive plants I have in pots and those I really want to survive the winter, like my Sharon fruit tree. Well it should have been a tree by now but the frost managed to kill most of it two autumns ago, the roots and a small part of the stem survived so now it’s more like a bush :-) It looks like it’s possible to take cuttings and root them in moist soil so I might have two more next spring :-) That is if I don’t manages to kill them down in the cellar of course :-)

 

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There was some fog yesterday afternoon but it wasn't strong enough to fillthe forest.

There was some fog yesterday afternoon but it wasn’t strong enough to fill the forest.

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It was a good thing I started that fire because the rain is now poring down like the Niagara falls, sitting here in my kitchen must be like going in one of those boats that drives very close to the falls but without the need of rain clothes. It’s time for some breakfast and then the laundry.

 

It came back in the evening just before it went dark.

It came back in the evening just before it went dark.

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Have a great day!

 

Troll butter.

Troll butter.

The last day with summer warmth?

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I woke up to a chilly and foggy early morning and it looked for a while as if the sun would break through the clouds but instead it turned and now later in the morning it’s even more dimmer than it was before. I don’t mind really, I like fog but it would be nice if it was a bit warmer by now. This is after all the last day with summer warm weather, tomorrow real autumn weather will come and I guess we won’t see weather like this again for the rest of this year.

 

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It is a bit surprising that Orvar reacts bad to even the slightest change in his dinner. He can eat the most disgusting things while we are out walking and nothing happens (well he does get a wobbly stomach sometimes and those times the things he has been eating is so disgusting that I don’t want to know what it was :-) ) but the slightest change in his normal diet and his stomach goes berserk :-) I bought that expensive food to mix with the ordinary so that Nova would start eating properly again, of course I must give all of them some and Orvar reacted directly. I’m so glad Nova wakes me up when he needs to go outside :-) So once again I have boiled lots of rice to put in Orvars food :-)

 

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So how did it go in the Swedish elections You might wonder since I said I would tell You last Thursday. It didn’t go at all :-) The only winner was the racists party. The government lost clearly but the opposition didn’t really win to be honest. The Social Democrats got more or less the same result as last election and so did the Left (former communists) The Environmental part had been rather cocky before the election and said they would be the third largest party, oh how wrong they were :-) They became smaller than before and no one but themselves are surprised. Moderaterna( the conservative) lost almost 30% of their votes and the smaller right-wing parties stayed more or less at the same point as they were before. The racists however is now the third biggest party with almost 13% of our votes and are now the tip of the scale. Especially since the right-wing parties are very hesitant with cooperating with the coming middle to left government. Most of us are guessing we soon will have a new election, one tat most likely won’t solve a thing.

 

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Scotland voted no for independence from Great Britain and since I don’t live there I have no idea if that’s a good thing for them or not but I was surprised to know that any person living in Scotland that also is a citizen of the European Union was allowed to participate in the voting. I think that’s a bit strange to be honest, I understand that any British citizen living in Scotland could vote but Swedes and French people? I’m not sure I would like any people not even a citizen in my own country would be allowed to vote in such an important question if anything similar was going on here. Am I wrong doYou think?

 

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I think I’ll take a walk in the fog again now when there’s lots of light. Hopefully it’s so cold that the moose flies stay calm if we go to the bog. I’m so tired of finding them hiding in my clothes, especially since it can be hours since I even was close to home. After that I’ll start a fire in the stove unless the sun has started to shine again.

 

Seen from my not so clean kitchen door window.

Seen from my not so clean kitchen door window.

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Have a great day!

 

Jay's aren't that common around houses here but my neighbor has a few smaller oaks with acorns, something the Jay loves. So I managed to get this photo while it was flying back to the forest. Their Swedish name is Nut screamer :-)

Jay’s aren’t that common around houses here but my neighbor has a few smaller oaks with acorns, something the Jay loves. So I managed to get this photo while it was flying back to the forest. Their Swedish name is Nut screamer :-)

I bought the second part today.

Bertil was evil towards the dogs last week, very odd since he really loves them, so I tossed him out and said he couldn't come in again until he could behave. Not unusual here but it's always me he has been nasty to, never the dogs. Now both my neighbor and I think it might have been their cat, Salmiak I tossed out :-) :-) :-)

Bertil was evil towards the dogs last week, very odd since he really loves them, so I tossed him out and said he couldn’t come in again until he could behave. Not unusual here but it’s always me he has been nasty to, never the dogs. Now both my neighbor and I think it might have been their cat, Salmiak I tossed out :-) :-) :-)

My feet are itching like crazy and the mosquitoes must have had a party on them last evening :-) I need  a few more bites and then I’ll be immune towards that itching again but I’m afraid the itching will drive me insane before that happens :-) I have the kitchen door open so I’ll probably get more of them inside the cottage but te day is so nice that I just can’t shut the door and it might give me those few bites more that I need :-)

 

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Novas ear looked a bit worse this morning so I cleaned it up and after that she was so grumpy that she refused to eat her food, even if it had lost of her favorite food in it. The ear looked so much better now when I came home and she ate the food she didn’t eat this morning without any hesitation :-) I’ve promised her not to touch the ear any more today so I hope she wants the food they soon are going to get. The pill is usually no problem, she doesn’t like it of course but she will accept it :-)

 

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I bought that second part to my birthday gift to myself after work today. There was only one and I had to ask the seller something before I bought it. I asked yesterday, got an answer early this morning and then bought it as soon as I got home so I have tos ay that it went faster than I thought it would! Both parts should arrive next week, perhaps at the same time too and hopefully to the same post office too :-) One never knows here in the countryside :-)

 

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Troll butter. it's a slime fungus to be honest but it is actually the official name for it and goes back to our folklore.

Troll butter. it’s a slime fungus to be honest but it is actually the official name for it and goes back to our folklore.

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They say it will be colder from next Monday so I went to the super market on my way home today and bought several packages of fire logs. They’ll most likely last for a long time since I’ll only start the fire after work. But It’s always nice to have some of those packages at home. This year I also have fire wood since the old plum tree and apple tree I cut down two years ago have dried by now. I still need to chop it all up in smaller pieces before I put it in the stove. It would probably last almost a week in deep winter if I only used that so I’ll use it when I want that nice smell from the fire :-)

 

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It’s time to feed all the animals and me too and I will of course make a potr of tea.

Have a great day!

 

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I bought myself something.

The photos today is a mix from yesterday and today. The weather was much the same to be honest so not even I would notice they were taken in different days :-)

The photos today is a mix from yesterday and today. The weather was much the same to be honest so not even I would notice they were taken in different days :-)

I didn’t have high hopes for this day to be honest. I was tired already before I went to work and I knew we were going to paint things I don’t like to paint but I must admit, even if I don’t like it, that the day just ran away and time passed so fast that it felt like I only had been there a few hours when I drove homewards again. I did forget to bring any dinner and I did also forget to order any. But I didn’t try to eat any almost ripe apples again :-) I drove to the grocery store and bought myself dinner instead :-)

 

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Nova is much better in her ear but she still doesn’t show much of an appetite. I think, to be honest, that she is just fishing for sympathy and looks like she rather would starve to death than eat the food she normally eats without hesitation :-) So I bought her favorite food while I was in the store. It’s so expensive that our petrol prices seems low when comparing :-) :-) :-) I can of course not only give her that food so they all get enough of it so it gives its flavour to the normal food I mix it with. They all ate like hungry wolves :-)

 

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I bought myself a birthday present just before I started writing here, I won’t tell You what it is until it arrives but it’s actually only half of what I need :-) I might get the other half already tonight if I’m lucky :-) I know this sounds cryptic but You’ll understand what I mean the day I’ll tell You what it is :-) I can tell You this much, it is rather expensive ( well that all depends on what economy one has, Bill gates would probably spend this on a lunch :-) :-) :-) ) but then again, how often do one have ones 50th birthday :-) 

 

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The mosquitoes have a second spring now, I haven’t seen or felt this many the entire year. It was so long since the bit me that the immunity of the itching thing is gone so now my feet itch like crazy :-) We also have more moose flies than in a long time so now we don’t even go safe from them by the fields. I’ve brought several of them with me to work and I kill some every evening here in my cottage. I do prefer the mosquitos even if it is itching like he.. right now :-)

 

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These must be the last raspberries for this year, they were delicious by the way :-)

These must be the last raspberries for this year, they were delicious by the way :-)

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It’s time for some cocoa I think and a couple of cheese sandwiches.

 

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Have a great day!

I got more today.

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Today became my Monday so I’m late :-) I couldn’t do much of what I had planned since Nova is more important than anything so I had to do them today instead. Novas ear is still yucky but she got her appetite back and finally ate everything I gave her so that’s a good sign.

 

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I got lots of delicious apple pie and even more custard yesterday evening :-) I also got a jar with absolutely fresh honey from their new bee hive :-) I really want to open up the jar right now to taste it but I still have some old honey left and I think I should finish that one first :-) They say it’s rather sharp (but very delicious) in the taste and we all wonder what kind of flower gives sharp honey? Yarrow? because we have that everywhere here.

 

Is it a Bog Lady (forest nymph) or just a rotten tree stump? One never knows by the bog :-)

Is it a Bog Lady (forest nymph) or just a rotten tree stump? One never knows by the bog :-)

On the stage tonight: A new lingonberry bush :-)

On the stage tonight: A new lingonberry bush :-)

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We were two fifty years old men that got birthday presents from the factory owner today, my work friend had his birthday during our vacation so they thought it would be a good idea ti give him his present at the same time I got mine. We got a bouquet with Alstromerias, gerberas and hydrangeas and also a gift certificate to the concert hall in Vara. Worth 500 Swedish kronor (around 77 US dollars). I’ve never been to that concert hall but I’ve heard it’s really nice and lots of our biggest stars go there when they are on tour. The Gothenburg Opera is there regularly and also the ballet. Well, ballet is something I’ve never understood but I do like opera.

 

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The temperature fell down to 1C (34F) but it must have been during one minute or so because it rose to much higher degrees directly after that. I think it was the very thick fog that saved us from frost. It was so thick that it was hard to see the road on my way to work :-) I also filled up my car on the way to work and I always want to cry a little while doing that :-) Today it costed 14,68 swedish kronor per liter, that is around 8,58 US dollars per US gallons.

 

I ran out of photos from today so these three are from July.

I ran out of photos from today so these three are from July.

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It’s time to have a pot of tea, something to eat and then watch some tv. The results of the elections You may ask about, I’ll tell You more about it on Thursday. The result was a mess and most of us believe in a new election quite soon :-)

Have a great day!

Half a century ago.

The night sky. I think one must see this photo in the dark to be able to see anything at all :-)So many stars and galaxies I normally don't see, cameras are fantastic in that way.

The night sky. I think one must see this photo in the dark to be able to see anything at all :-)So many stars and galaxies I normally don’t see, cameras are fantastic in that way.

Half a century ago, early in the morning this should have been two egg triplet was born. They discovered me when my mother had a miscarriage and my identical twin never developed as he should and parts of him has been removed surgically, from my buttocks :-) well just beside my tailbone tobe honest because it caused an inflammation. I have most likely more parts in there somewhere but as long as he doesn’t argue with me I’ll let him stay.

 

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These four photos are all I took today, the rest is a mix from before.

These four photos are all I took today, the rest is a mix from before.

 

I have a paid day of from work today since it is my half century birthday. I had planned to go to a café to have a pot of coffee and a Budapest pastry or if they wouldn’t have that some Swedish Schwarzwald cake. The original Schwarzwald cake is a chocolate cake and the Swedish one is a nut meringues cake. But instead I spent some time at the vet office. Nova has a really bad ear infection this time. We stopped the latest treatment on Thursday and she was back to her happy self again but then on the night towards Saturday she started flapping her ears so bad that she woke me up in the middle of the night.

 

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So I cleaned her ears and started the treatment again. As soon as I had done that she stopped flapping er ears and everything seemed ok. At least until yesterday afternoon when Sune showed a too big interest in her right ear. I thought it was because of his intense licking her ear was soaked but it turns out that puss was running out of the ear. So now she takes really strong pills for ten days and after that I’ll continue with the other stuff we already have used. 

 

This is an unusually looking red toadstool. Normally it's deeo red and spotted but this one was almost pink from the beginning and no spots, more like circular strings.

This is an unusually looking red toadstool. Normally it’s deeo red and spotted but this one was almost pink from the beginning and no spots, more like circular strings.

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Bertil and Salmiak. Good friends now and Salmiak thought it was ok to come to us as well but Teodor was anything but happy!

Bertil and Salmiak. Good friends now and Salmiak thought it was ok to come to us as well but Teodor was anything but happy!

 

I was lucky to get the old vet and he had the same thoughts about the vet I met last Friday :-) He said that it doesn’t matter how good grades or how a good vet You are if You can’t handle the human in the right way. She hadn’t even said hi to him when they met the other week. He will continue to work there because he loves the job, he just don’t love the new demands they put on every vet now days. They have never used computers in this vet station but that is now a demand and all nurses must from now on have a license. His nurses have worked there for ages and knows very well what to do, when to do it and how. So until they get that license they aren’t allowed to work as animal nurses. I would trust them with my animal’s life but that counts for nothing I’m afraid.

 

The Aronia is turning red.

The Aronia is turning red.

A Monkshood I once sowed. I think it's quite rare but I can't for my life remember its name :-)

A Monkshood I once sowed. I think it’s quite rare but I can’t for my life remember its name :-)

Jerusalem artichoke, perennial sunflower.

Jerusalem artichoke, perennial sunflower.

 

So no pastry or cake for me today but I got a surprising text message on my phone when I was waiting at the vet office, my newest neighbors (the ones with the bees) invited me for a piece of apple pie later tonight :-)I guess they had seen an ad in the papers this morning. The news papers put in ads when someone has his/ hers 50th, 60th 65th and so on birthday. I haven’t said anything and I doubt anyone in the village knows when I’m born.

 

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Have a great day!

 

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Elections here today.

Very foggy this morning, much like our politicval situation this year.

Very foggy this morning, much like our political situation this year.

Today is election day here in Sweden. Every fourth year we vote for the leadership of the parliament, region and county (if one is a Swedish citizen for all three, if not only for the county and region) and I went away early this morning to give my votes. This year is a tricky one, we’ll most likely get a new government but then again we did think that last time too and they still sort of won. I write sort of because they are a minority government and they have lost almost all important votes in the parliament these last four years. They refuse to negotiate with any other party in the parliament (there are 8 of them right now) and those few times they’ve won it’s been because our racist party (well they don’t call themselves that, they just want to stop all immigration and deport anyone not Swedish enough). have liked their ideas.

 

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The problem for the opposition has been just the same, they have only been able to win if they’ve had that racist party on their side. None of them says they ever would work or negotiate with that party but they all still depend on how that party votes. The problem could easily be solved by the government if they just could negotiate with the biggest opposition party but they refuse and they say they’ll continue like that if they lose this election. Sounds a bit like the Republican party in the USA, doesn’t it? They would rather see this country go the same way as the southern European countries than to actually be responsible. The left side however is not so much better even if the biggest opposition party wants to negotiate with any party besides the racist one.

 

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The opposition (left wing parties) is a mess too, The biggest party, the Social democratic workers party or Socialdemokraterna as we say once was the government and won the elections for 40 years I think it was. But since none of the four government parties wants to negotiate with them they only have two other parties to negotiate with, the Environmental party (Miljöpartiet) and the left Vänsterpartiet, former communists). So a vote on Socialdemokraterna is also a vote for the environmentalists and many don’t want that. The environmentalists politics will kill the countryside I’m afraid because they will make it so expensive to live here that only rich people and big farmers will be able to afford to live here.

 

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I’ve heard of dancing on someones grave but never feeding.

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The odd thing is that it’s the opposite to what they really want!!! They want smaller ecological farms and a living countryside but they will make it so expensive to drive a car that no one will be able to stay here. No one can actually live on the income from a small ecological farm so they must have a job beside the farm. So how will they be able to go to work if they can’t afford to drive there. We have lousy public transports here, I for instance have 5km (3,11 miles) to the nearest bus stop and I have two rheumatic diseases. I can’t go straight to work via bus, first I’ll go to the closest town to change bus to one that passes the village where I work and go rather far south to change to a bus that goes to the village where I work. I’ll be at work at the time I must turn and go back home again :-) :-) :-) They tend to forget that we don’t have it like they have in big cities where there’s a new bus, train or tram every five minutes, here the bus goes once an hour :-) I can also see myself walking the road to the bust stop in a snow storm :-) :-) :-)

 

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There’s another thing making this election rather interesting, there’s a new party in the block. They call themselves Feministic initiative. Until this summer they had around 2% of the votes but suddenly they might reach the 4% that is needed to get in to the parliament. The only person in that party that any of us really know is the former leader of the Left party (Vänsterpartiet). She is a very charismatic politician that we all like or hate. She once made the old communist party the third biggest part in this country and not because of the politics but because we like her :-) She was tossed out of the party because she tried to get rid of the communist part and tried to make it a very left party instead. I doubt most people voting for her actually knows what the party stands for, it looks like it is a party to the left side and they look at any political issue from a feminist point of view. They want total equality between men and women and from what I’ve read it looks just fine. Sweden already is the most equal country in the world but that doesn’t mean it is an equal country.

 

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The government is an alliance between four parties. The biggest one, Moderaterna (conservatives) is bigger than the three other together and the smaller parties really have very little to say. Moderaterna call themselves the new Labour party and people fell for it :-) They lowered the taxes so much that our social security net fell apart, We are still waiting for them to get the Nobel Price in Medicine because they decided that no one can be sick for more than a year, after that You are healthy and can work or if You can’t You’re just lazy and should be punished. For a while dying cancer patients were forced to search for a job or go back to their old one. One of those patients died one week after being forced back. That has been changed though, it doesn’t look good on Your resume if You force dying people to work. They of course blamed the insurance company (we have just one big one when it comes to work and health issues) but it was the government that made those rules!

 

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The three other parties in the government are Centern (no one really knows what their ideology is) Folkpartiet (The Liberals) and Kristdemokraterna (Christian democrats). Centern once was the party for the people living in the countryside but suddenly they decided the big cities were more important and sort of spat in the face of their old supporters. The big city folks did however not care about that party so now they’ve tried to come back as a countryside party again. Not very successful though, they are always close to be too small to be in the parliament. Folkpartiet was once a big party but no matter what they’ve done the party has become smaller and smaller and they live dangerously close to that 4% they need to get in to the parliament. They have been playing with the Swedish school system for eight years now and we have now the worst schools in the entire Europe. The school is so bad that many student starting in the Universities don’t know enough mathematic to manage any education there. 

 

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Then we have Kristdemokraterna. They have sort of sold their soul to be able to stay in the parliament and the power :-) The founders were once right-wing Christians and they are most likely rotating fast in their graves now days :-) Think of any Christian point of view and they have betrayed the founders wishes :-) They too live dangerously close to those 4%.  So no matter how we all vote today we’ll have problems :-) We can continue to have the same government we have now and they’ll lose any important vote in the parliament. The opposition can win and they too will be a minority government with the former government parties refusing to negotiate with them and the two other parties not big enough to help them and one of them would gladly kill the countryside with the best of intentions :-)

 

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I hope this hasn’t been too boring and tiresome, just imagine how it is to live in a country with politicians like this :-)

Have a great day!

I have no idea why he does that.

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This is one of those days that I have no energy to do anything. I’ve taken a long nap but that didn’t help and we’ve been out walking but that didn’t help either. Tea doesn’t work nor does reading, so all I have left to try is to make a big pot of coffee, if that doesn’t help I might as well just go back to bed and sleep away this day. I have however washed all socks I could find because I had no clean ones except for ankle socks and I truly dislike those and bought some by mistake two years ago.

 

These were very popular when I grew up in the sixties and seventies, after that most of them fell appart. Now it seems the few that still are around is being restored again. Odd wings on this one though :-)

These were very popular when I grew up in the sixties and seventies, after that most of them fell apart. Now it seems the few that still are around is being restored again. Odd wings on this one though :-)

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Now You might wonder if I have very few sock since I do the laundry every Sunday but I have actually quite many but I just can’t find them. I have a sock thief in the family and his name is Sune. He steals them as soon as he gets a chance and I can’t for my life find where he hides them :-) Every now and again he brings out one or two and that’s when I have to take them back :-) He doesn’t chew on them so I have no idea why he does this :-)

 

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The morning was too warm to be foggy and warm enough for the moose flies to fly around even outside the forest, I guess deers must have been close because the fields are usually a safe place from those nasty insects. I brought one home with me, I noticed that when I took of the sweater. It is now stuck on my sticky fly paper and my soul smiled when I placed it there :-) I brought another home with me after we had walked by the bog and my soul smiled even more when I put it on the same sticky fly paper :-)

 

I can't remember the name on this one now but it was supposed to flower all summer :-) It started this week :-) I think however that it is a perennial so I'll try to have it in my cool cellar during winter.

I can’t remember the name on this one now but it was supposed to flower all summer :-) It started this week :-) I think however that it is a perennial so I’ll try to have it in my cool cellar during winter.

It's rather big now and have lots of buds.

It’s rather big now and have lots of buds.

It has been a good summer for my walnut.

It has been a good summer for my walnut.

The potted fig thinks autumn is a good season to start prodicing fruits :-)

The potted fig thinks autumn is a good season to start producing fruits :-)

 

The sun is finally shining, according to all predictions it should have shown itself already early in the morning. But even now clouds cover most of the sky. I should have mowed the lawn today but since I have no energy and the grass never seems to dry since the sun doesn’t shine I’ll put that chore sometime in the future. 

 

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Here are some more flowers still flowering in my garden.

Here are some more flowers still flowering in my garden.

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Lots and lots of rose hips this year.

Lots and lots of rose hips this year.

 

The coffee is ready and it’s time to see if I can wake up properly.

 

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Have a great day!

It’s not only the animals they take care of.

I think this is what we call a Green-blue mosaic troll spindle. Almnost 4 inches wide.

I think this is what we call a Green-blue mosaic troll spindle. almost 4 inches wide.

My vet has sold his business and three young ones have taken over, I learned that today when I went there to get a new prescription on Hector’s and Orvars medicine. The old vet will stay for some time of course but I didn’t meet him today, instead I met one of the new, a young woman. To be a vet is to take care of the animal and the owner so it is very important that the owners likes the vet from the first second. She might have been stressed even though we only were two customers there at the moment. I’m sorry to have to say I don’t like her. 

 

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It was quite obvious that she’s a big city woman who already was tired of the people living in the countryside :-) When I told her that I wanted the horse variety of the medicine I give to the boys (it’s the same as the dog one but more concentrated so I don’t have to go to the vet every second week) she said it was against the rules. I then said that all veterinarians here do like that she looked at me for a long time and wrote that I should have the horse variety :-) I didn’t lie, all vets do like that here since they know we have other things in life to do that to run to the vet for prescriptions :-) The woman in the pharmacy was a bit surprised too about the vets reaction, all vets do like that she said :-) I’ll give them one more chance to convince me to go there, if they fail I’ll go to the vet I was this summer here in Falköping. I do hope I get the chance to meet my old vet before he leaves for good, I want to thank him for all the help he’s given me during the years.

 

Sune took a bath in the creek and now he smells like mud :-) He loves it though so I just couldn't stop him.

Sune took a bath in the creek and now he smells like mud :-) He loves it though so I just couldn’t stop him.

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We’re having the election to our parliament on Sunday and the parties are doing their best to convince us to vote for them. They are all now competing in who will raise the taxes the most to restore the social security net the latest government has destroyed during the eight years they’ve had the power. Even the conservatives wants to raise our taxes a lot because they finally understood that we rather have high taxes and a good social security net than low taxes and no net at all :-) Then we have the racist party that not only wants to raise the taxes, they also want to toss out all immigrants. There’s a problem with that of course, when is one counted as a true Swede and when is one counted as an immigrant :-) I am for instance counted as a second generation immigrant (didn’t know that until last year when I did that DNA test :-) ) am I allowed to stay or must I move to the former Yugoslavia :-) More about that some time in the weekend. 

 

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It’s time for a pot of tea and perhaps a short nap, I’m still tired after the overtime and those apples :-)

Have a great day!

 

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If You’ll only learn one thing in life, learn this.

Todays photos are from both yesterday and today and both mornings were very foggy.

Todays photos are from both yesterday and today and both mornings were very foggy.

If You only learn one thing in life, learn this. Never eat eight almost ripe apples on an empty stomach, You’ll have to pay for it later. I learned this lesson on Tuesday when I worked over time and forgot to bring dinner and also forgot to order any at work. No problems I thought, I’ll have some apples so I’ll last the day. There’s an old orchard belonging to the factory and even if the trees are almost dead now they still give lots of apples. We can pick and eat as many as we wish and since I had my dogs with me I really didn’t went to go to the store to buy something, we only have a 30 minute lunch break.

 

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I didn’t get hungry so they did that part right, the apples I mean :-) But then yesterday morning it all started. I think my stomach had a near death experience and it is still rather wobbly. I don’t have many seconds from when I feel I must rush to the bathroom until it is too late :-) but it is better than it was this morning. I should have stayed at home today but all three painters needed to be there since we have some things that need us all, especially since the painting machines don’t work as they should. I’m so glad it’s Friday tomorrow :-)

 

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The painting machines only works on manual mode and barely then to be honest. But they will come and do a total renovation on them but not until November 13th and 14th with the possibility that they’ll need the weekend too. It seems nothing has been working as it should since many years back and it’s pure luck that it has worked for so long as it has :-) I doubt that it will hold together until then though so we have started to fix the old painting box and the old equipment too, just in case :-) It’ll be a fun job to clean out that box after a year or when all kinds of dust has filled it up :-)

 

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It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat, no apples though :-) 

Have a great day!

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