A bit chilly in the morning.
-4,4C (24F) here when we went out for our morning walk but the sun shone and the wind stayed calm so it was actually quite nice. The ground was covered in frost where the sun hadn’t reached and sparkles as if it was covered in tiny diamonds. Now it’s almost 10C (50F) and even nicer, the wind has arrived though but I hope it will stay reasonable calm today.
I have the kitchen door open and Nova sleep in the sunshine on the stairs while Sune sleeps just beside the stairs on the ground. The old boys prefer to stay indoors and the cats walk in and out every few minutes. I’m thinking of planting the potatoes today but I need to make sure I have something to cover them with if the frost turns up when they have started to show on the ground.
The cherry trees flower here now and I can see lots of them up on the mountain, The land owner here have cut down several of the ones we had here in the forest but I could still found several when we were out walking. It looks as if he took the trees growing too close to the road, they are no problems right now but they will be when they are fully grown because tractors and cars will have problems passing. But You should see the mountain where the hospital is, the mountain side was almost totally white in big areas.
I drove to the super market this morning, I had planned to go to Falköping but if I had I would have had to go to several stores to get what I wanted and I would have to go later too, the super market opens at 7 am and not many people are out by that hour so we weren’t many in the store when I arrived 🙂 I finally found that black tape so I can cover the plastic container and ship away that film that broke in one of my cameras 🙂 I also found a plastic bucket with a lid, I was thinking of going fishing You see. I don’t want any food fish, instead I want what we call Mört (in English they are called roaches ). They are tough fish that I thought I would have in my water barrels this summer.
They’ll manage really well there and I’ll put them back before autumn gets too cold. They’ll be fat and jolly by that time and will most likely manage our winter better than those that still lives in the creeks and lakes 🙂 I would rather have some Rudor (in English Crucian carps), they are so closely related to the goldfish that they for a very long time thought that the goldfish actually was a Crucian carp. I don’t think we have any here in the creek though. We’ve now had two mild winters so we’ll get plenty of mosquitos as it is so I don’t want my water barrels to help them to become even more 🙂 We also have lots and lots of ticks now.
I check the dogs several times every day now and Sune seems to be a magnet for them. But he has none below his neck, I guess it helps taking lots of baths every time we’re out walking 🙂 Soon it won’t be long until all the other nasty biters arrive, well a couple of months if we’re lucky but I’m pretty sure this will be a bad year. I can only hope that these winters also helped lots of insect-eating birds to survive 🙂 It’ll also be another good year for the predators, two mild winters have made lots of rodents survive too, the fox will most likely have no problems finding food for all the cubs.
I also bought two frisbees for the dogs, the frisbees won’t last long though since especially Nova tends to chew on everything she gets into her mouth 🙂 I once bought a rubber frisbee to Hector and Orvar, it lasted less than five minutes, both got a hold of it and refused to let god 🙂 I honestly thought it would hold longer since it was made for dogs and to hold longer 🙂
It is time for a pot of tea and something to eat. To day will be the last really nice day for some time they say so I intend to enjoy it to the fullest 🙂
Have a great day!