Yesterday they flew to Blåkulla.
The morning is cold, sunny and wind free so it is quite nice to walk around outside. The cranes makes a wall of sound down by the lake and the Black Grouse’s a much quieter out on the bog. I wanted to take a long walk now when the weather is so nice but I turned back after watching Orvar.
His back legs are very wobbly now and I’ve seen this in his mother and grand mother. Both suffered from lumbar paralysis at the end of their time and now it’s closing in on Orvar. He already get the medicine that could help him with this so I’m afraid the time is closing in now. This can come and go for a while and I hope he’ll get better fast. Orvar himself doesn’t seem to mind that his legs wobbles around though 🙂
Yesterday evening, if we had been watching up in the sky we would have seen a lot of flying objects we normally don’t see. It was all te witches (and warlocks) that started their journey to Blåkulla where they’ll have a party with the devil until they fly home again on Easter eve evening. There are lots of places called Blåkulla here but the “official” place is an island by the east coast called Blå Jungfrun, The Blue Maid. Normally they go by broom and they almost always bring a copper coffee pot and a cat on the broom. Some however travel by a flying cow or a goat 🙂 Here on the west coast we then start huge bonfires on easter eve and have fireworks to scare them from coming home again. Both are now days dying out because people don’t like it when we burn hedgehogs alive and fireworks scare our pets to death.
From yesterday and to easter eve we might also get visits from children dressed like witches (or warlocks now days, thank You Harry Potter. Even boys dressed as witches when I was a kid). Back in the days we draw easter cards ad gave them away for candy and I think they still do that today. What doesn’t kids do for candy 🙂 We have no kids in the village so I didn’t get any candy, I would only have eaten it all myself 🙂
It is time for something to eat, I’ve been up four hours and still haven’t had breakfast 🙂 I’ll tell You more about our easter tomorrow.
Have a great day!