Perfect summer weather.
It has been a rather nice day today, 25 C (77 F) as warmest but just for a short time the rest of the day has been a few degrees cooler and we’re having a strong breeze to cool us down too. Still, it was a pain to mow the lawn but that’s usually the case anyway. Swallows flew close to my head taking most of the deer flies but some of them reached me anyway, especially on my back where I couldn’t reach them.
I’ll drive to town tomorrow morning to buy new mosquito nets and sticky fly papers, deer flies are usually that big that they can manage to escape from the stickiness but a few sticks in the wrong way, I have a couple that got caught in their wings and those are trapped for good.
The grass was really wet even if it hasn’t rained for several days here, so I had to stop mowing quite often to get rid of the green mess that built up around the cutting blades, I know it’s just grass but it’s still sort of gross 🙂 I must remember to buy a new electric cord as well since I forgot that this week. But my hopes are that we’ll have very little rain the coming days and that the grass stops growing for a while 🙂
I can’t see any cows in the pasture any longer, I think they finally brought them inside because they were so badly bitten by the deer flies that they just kept running around in the field. This last rain certainly made this a paradise for those flies. I guess all the birds are happy though, now they have lots of food for their young ones. No use in complaining though, I live right beside a bog and bogs are perfect places for all kinds of biting insects. Still, this is not the worst year by far, one of the first summers I lived here was so bad that we had to wear thick sweaters, jeans, socks over the jeans and preferable rubber boots, gloves and mosquito hats to be able to walk around at all 🙂 Those that lived here all their lives said that it never has been that bad before or after as it was that year.
It’s time for a cup of coffee and to check on Hector. He’s leashed outside the kitchen door where the wind is as strongest and shadow rules. Today it was Orvar that walked around but that I’m used to. Can’t say I liked it more than when Hector walks away but I’m used to him wander around by himself 🙂
Have a great day!