There’s a new boar in the forest.

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I know it’s dumb to trust weather predictions but they say we’ll get sunshine on Tuesday and lots of fog on Wednesday. I wouldn’t be surprised if they come true because they are working days when I won’t be able to go outside anyway 🙂 It will also stay warm for a few more days but it looks like we’ll get colder and perhaps sunnier weather during the weekend. But that’s so far away that I just as well could ask a fish if that will happen 🙂 It seems they barely can predict the weather for more than an hour ahead despite their mega big and fantastic computers.

 

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Yes we walked down to the creek this morning. I love walking there but it gets a bit boring taking the same kind of photos every time :-) Well that is how it is when one refuse to go elsewhere :-)

Yes we walked down to the creek this morning. I love walking there but it gets a bit boring taking the same kind of photos every time 🙂 Well that is how it is when one refuse to go elsewhere 🙂

 

They have been right about today though, grey and dull  and a bit more windy than it was yesterday. I met the hunters yesterday when they were going home and we were going out for a walk. They don’t like trophy hunters, the ones that shoot deers and big wild hogs just because they want to put up something on their walls at home, they like me think that hunting is for controlling how many deers, moose and hogs there are out there in the forest so that they don’t become too many and later on starve to death or die from diseases they wouldn’t get if they weren’t too many. 

 

We walked down stream on one side of the creek and upstream on the other side.

We walked down stream on one side of the creek and upstream on the other side.

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They also told me that One Eyed Rune most likely is dead now, by old age. They had found a dead one-eyed deer in the forest with no injuries. He was old so that’s no surprise but I’ll miss the old buck. None has seen Longhorn in a long while, they really wanted to get rid of that one since he injured other deers with his sharp antlers, I guess the lynx took him first. There’s also a new boar ruling in the forest, he’s smaller than the previous one but seems big enough to know he’s in charge. He had passed one of the hunters while he sat in a hunting tower, studied the hunter for a while and then slowly walked in to the forest again 🙂 It’s strange but they seems to understand when the hunter hasn’t a big enough rifle to shoot them because when they have no hog is to be seen 🙂

 

I'm pretty sure it is a water vole that lives there. It looks like the opening is used often anyway.

I’m pretty sure it is a water vole that lives there. It looks like the opening is used often anyway.

Could it be that someone has slipped on the bridge and fallen in to the water? :-) Now it is impossible to slip and the railing is strong :-)

Could it be that someone has slipped on the bridge and fallen in to the water? 🙂 Now it is impossible to slip and the railing is strong 🙂

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A fire is burning in the stove and I have a big cup of tea by my side. Soon it’s time to take another walk and after that to see if the laundry has dried because it is hanging outside on the patio. I doubt it is dry though, the wind is blowing but it is chilly enough to keep it wet I’m afraid. Tomorrow I’ll send the two rolls of film to be developed, this time I’m really looking forward to see the result because I think I have a few pretty good photos, perhaps one might be good enough to become the Yule card. If so You might get the card a bit late this year 🙂

 

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A tiny cat in a big world.

A tiny cat in a big world.

Actually, it is a very tiny cat in a really big world :-)

Actually, it is a very tiny cat in a really big world 🙂

 

Have a great day!

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10 responses

  1. Hi Christer,
    Old One-eyed Rune lived a long life but it’s still sad to hear of his death. And Longhorn’s, too even though he was a mean guy.

    Do you ever find shed antlers in the forest? My dogs love to chew on antlers. They love to chew on horse hoof trimmings, too. They like to chew on disgusting things, don’t they? 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I laughed when I opened your blog this morning: “There’s a New Boar in the Forest” followed by a close up of Bertil running down the road. I wondered if that was how you knew. 🙂

    It didn’t take long for someone to figure out that the bridge needed some traction. Of course, now you can trip over chicken wire. What’s holding it to the decking? I don’t see any nails or screws.

    It’s still early morning here so I don’t know what the day will be like except I can tell that it’s warmer. Maybe I won’t have to wear the down parka and earflap hat when I walk the dogs this morning.

    Enjoy the rest of your day.

    November 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      It is sad, he’s been around for some time and I think he just was a year or two younger than old Doris that dies three years ago. But at least it was of old age. I do wonder what has happened to Longhorn, He might still be around and I’ll know as soon as I start to feed the deers again later this winter.

      No never inthe forest but in my garden 🙂 I have two of Longhorns antlers by the kitchen window 🙂 They also love goat hoofs, they sell thyat down in Gothenburg and dogs just get crazy when they get them 🙂 Unfortunately they also love hog poop, something Hector found an hout ago.

      Bertil could have been the one to let me know 🙂 He wasn’t happy at all today when he followed us on our morning walk, hogs have been plowing the field next to my neighbor, less than 100 yards from the cottage. The new boar is a bit too bold and if he comes and closer I’m pretty sure he will have to pay for it in the worst way.

      I think it only is held down by those sticks at the end of easch side of the bridge, nothing else. But it lay surporisingly well towards the the wood.

      It became much warmer than predicted here and a bit windier too, could be worse. I hope You won’t need the parka and earflap today 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      November 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      • No parka or earflap hat. Not even a coat, though I could have used a long sleeve shirt under my sweater. It’s quite nice out now.

        November 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      • That sounds rather nice 🙂 Even without the wind I still need a winter jacket here.

        November 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm

  2. jaz

    that’s sad about rune. it is very warm here now. big winds are headed our way. hey….bertil might be a small cat but he has a huge personality!

    November 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • Hi Joyce!

      It is but that’s life. At least he died of old age, not something many deers get a chance to.

      Strong winds here now too and they will get worse. But our storms are never as big as they are over on Your side of the ocean, thankfully 🙂

      Sometimes his personality is so big that it doesn’t fit in the cottage, those are the times I toss him out 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      November 23, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  3. Dianna

    Hi Christer! Sorry to hear about One Eyed Rune. It happens, but its still sad! Be careful of the new boar in town! 🙂 I am sure the dogs will alert you (or the cats) in case one gets too close. Sure are some lovely pictures you have today! We are currently having freezing rain and its going to get colder and nasty out by middle of the week. Combined with this freezing rain does not make for a good drive anywhere!! My house smells good now, I have a banana cake baking! Happy Sunday evening! 🙂

    November 23, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      Yews it happens and I did like this old guy.

      I hope I won’t meet this new guy, at´least not as close as we did the big one 🙂 🙂 🙂 I have been thinking of going up in one of those twoers and sit there one night, not now in winter time though 🙂 to see if they’ll come close. So far no pig has learned to climb huntimng towers 🙂 My dog won’t, they never seem to know when those hogs are around but Bertil is fantastic! He is always right when it comes to warning us!

      Still very warm here for the season but it will change this week but it seems it will turn towards warmer again after a while.

      Banana cake both smells wonderful and taste it too 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      November 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

  4. Trist med Rune, men han fick i alla fall dö en naturlig och förppningsfull fridfull död. 🙂
    Det här med vädret och alla olika väderrapporter gör mig knasig ibland. 😡 När det pratas väder på radio (även den lokala) och TV är det endast det som gäller för Visby som man får reda på – och det stämmer oftast inte alls. Visserligen bor vi bara 4,5 mil söder om Visby, men det går en gräns ungefär vid Tofta 2 mil nedanför Visby. Det enda man kan trösta sig med är att det oftast är betydligt bättre väder hos oss….. 😉
    Men när det råkar vara riktigt hemskt väder, då brukar man få lite upplysningar om dom olika delarna på ön. Som idag! :-/
    Vi har nämligenett hemskt blåsväder, det var så illa att jag ville inte gå ut i kohagen med Santos i morse med risk för att få ett träd i huvudet! Istället gick vi på landsvägen, vilket kanske inte är så mycket bättre, men det är i alla fall inte lika många träd där!! *fniss* :-*
    KRAM ❤
    Susie

    November 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

    • Hejsan Susie!

      Jo, jag gillade den gamle rackaren 🙂 Naturlig död för ett rådjur brukar innebära att svälta ihjäl, det är när deras tänder är helt slut som det händer. Hade nästan varit bättre om lodjuret tagit honom trots allt, då går det åtminstone fort.

      Här stämmer vädret sällan också, mossen pressar ofta bort regnskurar och temperaturen är antingen mycket kallare på vintern eller mycket varmare på sommaren 🙂 Vinden känns inte av här heller eftersom jag bor i en svacka 🙂 Den brukar jag bara kunna höra, om den inte kommer från ost-nordost för då träffar den stugan min.

      Jag håller mig också borta från skogen när stormen kommer, jag har ju tack och lov fälten runt omkring så den stora vägen kan jag hålla mig borta från 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

      November 24, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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