I’ve found more plastic ribbons.
The day has so far not been especially pleasant at all despite no rain and no wind. But the air has a raw feeling to it and even if it is way over freezing point it still feels bitter cold. The sunshine we were supposed to have all morning lasted barely half an hour and predictions says we won’t get more sunshine today. So I’m not the least surprised to see big blue gaps in between the clouds right now 🙂
Both the machine that cuts down trees and the one cleaning up after is still out in the forest which means they still have work to do here. It worries me a bit that I now have found more plastic ribbons on trees but for another owner. I hope it is all about thinning because that part of the forest protects us from the western winds that otherwise would hit especially my two neighbors cottage badly if a storm came. I think my cottage still would be just as protected by my closest neighbors cottage as it is now though.
I still have the laundry to do today but otherwise nothing much will happen here. We’ll take another walk before the sun sets though so the laundry will have to wait until after that. The forest owner who has had trees cut down was out thinning out bushes in between trees still standing. I don’t know why but he cut down all the hazel nut bushes too. Since they were cut down and supposed to die (the roots are still there though, so they will start growing as soon as spring comes again) I went out and took a few cuttings. I placed them in pots outside but I have no idea if they will get roots but it is worth a try anyway.
The male flowers had already started to develop, way too early in this part of the world so I’m pretty sure there wouldn’t have been any nuts next year anyway, they would have been destroyed as soon as winter would arrive. It is time to goon that walk, the sun sets at 3:47 pm today and it gets dark really fast now.
Have a great day!