It has no name yet.
Not the nicest of weathers here today, rather warm though but windy, grey and dark. The snow we still had yesterday is now gone and only a layer of ice on the roads reminds of a colder period. That will be gone by this afternoon I guess but as latest tomorrow because we’ll have some rain coming our way tonight. I really don’t mind cold weather, just the snow so the cold could have stayed if it had been up to me, this weather is just depressing 🙂
Yesterday night was very calm here, they had predicted a cloudy and foggy night here so the few fireworks that were shot up in to te sky were shot rather early. Not even Hector got stressed by them and when the new year arrived both my dogs and I were sound asleep. They did however wake me up at 3:30, it’s amazing how happy they can be at that hour 🙂 So I let them out and when they came in again we all fell asleep and slept until just before 7am, very late for any of us 🙂
This I wrote before I happened to see the weather forecast for tomorrow. I was going to write that I wouldn’t do a single thing today and drive to town to buy some milk, dog food and perhaps something more tomorrow. It turns out all weather forecasters are saying we’re going to have a storm passing by from tonight and at least all day tomorrow, they still haven’t named it though it is the Norwegians that do it here. Not so surprising perhaps since we’re having the warmest winter in ages. It’s the force of the wind that is a bit more surprising though. We’ll get gusts up to 27m/s (60,4 mph) perhaps even more. We normally don’t get that strong winds here so far from the coast. I guess I’ll be able to smell the ocean tomorrow, I usually can when we’re having such strong winds and I live at least 100 km (62 miles) from the ocean 🙂
So I drove to the supermarket already today, naturally they still hadn’t the brand of dog food I usually buy so I bought another kind that I’ll start mixing in with the food I have here at home. I’ve put a clay pot in water because I’m going to bake a bread later on and the clay pot will break if I don’t soak it in water for a couple of hours. I will of course put it in my fire heated oven, especially bread gets so much tastier if I bake it there. The reason bread get better in these old stoves is that there is no kind of ventilation in the oven, all moisture stays in there and make the bread so much better.
We usually don’t lose power here but even if we do I’ll manage very well since I have my fire heated stove 🙂 The wind will come from west, west/southwest so I’m not sure I’ll notice much here because both the forest and my neighbors cottage will take most of the wind. You’ll know tomorrow what it is like here 🙂
It is time to start that fire in the stove and preparing what I need for the bread. It’ll most likely be a rye rosemary bread but it all depends on if I find the rosemary first or if I find any other spice 🙂
Have a great day!