Their season is short but they are truly nasty.
So far the day has been rather nice even though it isn’t especially warm, the sun doesn’t shine through the clouds and we’ve had a few drops of rain. It would even be too much to cal it a drizzle. I haven’t done much to be honest, walked with my dogs and napped for quite some time. It’s a quiet day, I can’t even hear any twittering from the small birds living around my cottage.
The Moose fly, or Deer fly, season has started and it seems I always bring one home with me. I truly hate them and they are truly nasty. On moose and deers they live like ticks, dropping their wings as soon as they’ve bitten their way in to their skin and it happens they bite humans too. It hurts like hell to be honest and they think they might spread the same diseases as ticks does but they’re not sure about that yet. Luckily for me they usually reject me as a food source but I had a neighbor that constantly got bitten. A deer or moose that gets bitten a lot usually start loosing a lot of fur and that can’t be a good thing.
But even if they don’t bite me they are creepy! Their legs work look hooks so they are hard to sweep away and even if You hit them hard they just laugh out loud not bothered at all. Sometimes they lose their wings too while we try to get rid of them but that doesn’t bother them since it’s natural for them to lose them when they live like tics. They usually hide in the hair and even if one showers and wash the hair they survive and I don’t know how many times I’ve woken up in the middle of the night feeling how one or two crawls around in my hair!! They haven’t existed that long in this country and they are working their way north in a pretty fast speed.
But their season is usually short compared to other flies ( a few nights with frost and they are gone and frost comes early to this area 🙂 ) and they only fly around in the forest so the fields are moose fly free. Too bad I love walking in the forest 🙂 There are lots of mushrooms in the forest too so I think I’ll bring a basket with me tomorrow. Lots of mushroom poisoning at the moment too, no one has died so far but it’s bound to happen, it always does. The thing with mushroom poisoning, at least here in Scandinavia, is that one won’t die directly. It actually takes around ten days before one does but it always starts with food poisoning symptoms, really bad stomach and most likely stomach pain too (but to be honest, there are loads of different symptoms depending on what kind of mushroom one has been eating). After that people usually feels better but not good and after around ten days the injuries can be so bad that one won’t survive. Some mushrooms, like the white Toad stool gives no symptoms until the injuries in the body are so bad that You won’t survive. So it’s always best to be sure of what You’re picking.
As You know I don’t pay extra to get more tv channels since I feel they mostly just show garbage anyway but right now I do have an extra channel that they send to everyone for free but I don’t know for how long. Yesterday they showed one of my absolute favorite tv series ever, The Vicar of Dibley. It’s a British sitcom about a female priest in the fictional town Dibley somewhere in the Oxford area I think. If You like British humor this is a must, if You don’t I feel sorry for You 🙂 🙂 🙂 Yesterdays program was the Christmas special for 2006 (unfortunately they don’t show it any longer) and I think I laughed the entire hour the program lasted 🙂 I hope I have this channel next Friday too because they’ll show the New Years episode then and it’s a following to what happened in this program. It was so fun to see this show again that I’ve decided to buy the entire series. If you ever see that they’ll send this on a channel You have and You do like British humor do watch it 🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea and something to eat I think. I might make a pie today, the weather sort of invites to it 🙂
Have a great day!