Springwinter is here again :-)
We’ve had a rather wonderful day here, the night wasn’t as bitterly cold as the night before (only almost 🙂 ) and it reached 3,4 C (38,1 F ) during the day 🙂 But it is a huge difference between where there’s sunlight and where there’s shadow even early in the morning. As soon as we walked in to the shadow I wished I had brought my mittens and when we went out into the sunlight i was glad I didn’t 🙂
We’ve been out for walks several times today and we’ll have time for yet another one before the sun goes down. It’s days like this that it feels wonderful to live 🙂 But I wouldn’t mind if spring came so life could be even more wonderful 🙂 🙂 🙂
The deers came early today so I guess it’s tough for them out there. Much of the snow is gone now but those knowing better than I do says that the autumn was bad for deers so the high nutritious grass they need to survive is already eaten by now. The grass that’s still out there is to tough for them to digest they say so even if it looks like there’s lots of food now there’s none really.
I haven’t heard the cranes shouting for a while now, I do hope they haven’t died in this cold weather and I haven’t heard the Black grouse on the bog either. They should have started long ago to be honest. I’ve been a bit late in the mornings though so I might have missed them. They are easily scared so it’s almost impossible to come close to them.
It’s time to start a fire in the stove again, no need for that during the day because of the heat from the sun 🙂 The night will be clear so it will most likely be cold as well but we’ll have above 0 C (32 F) temperatures during the days all week from now on 🙂 They predict mostly sunshine during easter but it will still be too cold to even start thinking of doing anything in the garden. It would have been fun to start building the green house during easter but I can always cut down the dying plum tree. Yet another big branch has fallen of so now there’s very little left of it I’m afraid.
I can also start chipping all those branches from that part of the apple tree I had to cut down last year. The area around the pond needs more wood chips, the deers has kicked away much of the ones lying there 🙂
Have a great day!