This time I got more than annoyed.
I had planned to walk out on the bog today but already before I’ve started to put on outside clothes the first hunters arrived. Slightly annoyed I then decided to walk to the little lake instead and off we went. It snowed all the time but it wasn’t as bad as yesterday thankfully. As soon as we turned in on the road to the lake I realised that hunters were on that side of the forest too.
Annoyed isn’t the word that described how I felt at that moment. I wanted to take a long walk and not just around the village so we went down a road I’ve only taken once before, when they dug down the water, sewer and internet pipes. It leads to the big road but I hoped that I somehow would be able to go out on the fields instead. It turns out that now have included that road into one of the big pastures for tha cattle. The cattle aren’t around during winter so out into the pastures we went.
I’ve never walked in those fields before but I figured that if we walked alongside (but from a long distance) with the big road we would end up in the field where the old barn is and the creek flows by. They still have electricity in the wires around the pastures, I don’t know why since there ar no cattle but that’s how it is. All snow and lots of grass made sure that not much could be felt if touching the wires 🙂 just a slight tickling so we could walk between the different pastures as we wished. We were out for almost two hours in the wind and snow so it was quite nice to get back home again.
I realised that it doesn’t work well to walk on snow-covered icy roads with rubber boot so today I finally ordered some proper winter boots. I should have done that long ago but the weather allowed me to use my summer hiking boots, not any more though. I ordered them from a business that mostly sell clothes, shoes, boots and other things to hunters, the quality is really good and the prices are thereafter. They were nasty expensive but I know they’ll last for several years so in the long run they’ll be really cheap. These are non-slip too so I won’t be needing crampons when they have arrived.
We walked towards the bog in the afternoon when the hunters had left but never walked out because it was a bit late and one doesn’t want to walk around there after dark for many reasons, one is that it is impossible to find the way home when the daylight is gone 🙂 I hope the hunters will stay away from this area tomorrow so we can get out there without risking our lives 🙂 I will bring at least one old-time camera too and then we can watch a snowy bog when spring finally has arrived 🙂 By then I actually might like the snow in the photos 🙂
The fire is burning and the cottage is warm and nice. The animals have all had their food and now it is time for me to have some too. I’ll definitely have hot cocoa with it.
Have a great day!