The first one for the season.
Yesterday it happened, I started the first fire in the stove for this season and for once I didn’t get a back draft. Normally I fill the entire cottage with smoke, the fire alarm starts shouting and I open the doors and shout to my neighbor that there’s no fire in my home 🙂 I guess that could be a good thing if my home had been filled with bed bugs 🙂 but it isn’t and the smoke smell stays in the walls for weeks. Not this year though 🙂
I became even warmer when I was chopping the fire wood though. The handle of one of my old axes had broken and the ax itself was buried deep down into a big piece of fire wood. I couldn’t remove it so I had to get my big sledge-hammer and knock it down bit by bit. Naturally it was a piece of apple tree and there’s nothing as tough to chop as old apple tree. I was prepared to skip the fire when I finally managed to split it apart. I think I’ll go out to the wood shed to get some more fire wood today even if it at the moment feels rather warm outside.
It has been cloudy all morning here but the predictions says the clouds will open up and that the afternoon will be rather sunny. The night will be cold though and both the big weather sites say more or less the same thing so I guess this might be predictions fairly close to the truth. I’ll need to be very alert on my way to work tomorrow since the moose hunting season starts and lots of people will be walking around in the dark in the forest stressing all animals and lots of them will be running out on the roads just around the time I’ll be driving to work.
Lots of cars have been driving around on the small roads here too today and it is of course hunters preparing for tomorrow. They told me that they are allowed to hunt one moose calf this year and also a Red deer and something more I can’t remember and of course wild hogs but they can be hunted all year round as long as there aren’t any piglets around. I hope they’ll get what they want fast so I can have the forest to myself as soon as possible 🙂
It is time to take a walk with the dogs again, then the laundry and after that some wood chopping, I’ll be so tried after the wood chopping that I won’t need the extra heat from the stove to feel warm 🙂
Have a great day!