So far the morning is a bit too chilly, well it is 3C (37F) but there’s a weak but steady and bitterly cold wind destroying it all. Without that wind it would be rather nice outdoors. We met a villager on our way round the village, we actually meet him every time we walk there. He’s one of the few that still run a small farm, the kind we usually see in children’s books and we all would love to live in🙂 We had lots to talk about today since I haven’t walked there for long because of the stormy winds we’ve had.
We talked about the fact that many who signed to get that municipal water and sewer system perhaps might regret it now because the sewer treatment plant in in the town doesn’t work properly so they might need to build a new one and that will of course rise the water and sewer bill. There are other problems too but signed is signed. I could tell him that my neighbor had gotten a child. To be honest, I didn’t even know she was pregnant and they haven’t told anyone. I just saw her walking by with a baby carriage one day🙂🙂🙂
He then told me that my newest neighbor might buy the cottage he rents. He rents it from the castle right now and he was willing to pay the price offered as long as they dug a new well for him, he doesn’t want anything to do with that water and sewer system either. The price is way too high but if he manages to get that well dug I guess that would compensate for the high price. I knew he wanted to buy it and to be honest, it did sound as if he already owned the place last time I talked with him. I’m glad if he does, he might not have any idea on how to prune trees but he has more or less the same ideas of nature preservation as I do🙂
Today the biggest Xcountry ski race is taking place in Dalarna here in Sweden. It’s supposed to celebrate the old Swedish King Gustav Vasa when he fled, on skis, from the Danes to later on take power in this country and happily slaughter everyone that helped him to that power. There’s an old tale that describes how he bravely tried to get people to fight the Danes and almost being captured a couple of times. The thing is that he didn’t know what skis are🙂 In a letter he has written he asks the question what the pieces of board was that people used on snow🙂 He also fled in the opposite direction than the competition is held. This is probably the most boring tv program there is in the entire world🙂
But they break the program every hour to have an update on what is going on in Ukraine. It looks as if the Russians once again will start a war to show the world they are powerful. No one can of course do anything about it, after all it is a country with nuclear weapons. So the Russians will do as they please and the Ukrainians are the ones paying the price. It’s time for a pot of coffee this time. After that I’ll go outside to clean up in the garden and perhaps prune the last of that hand-held fan-shaped apple tree of mine. I managed to get my foot in my work shoe so I guess I just as well get that ladder and prune that tree.
Have a great day!
New neighbors in the village. I can’t say I like goats, mostly because I quite often almost hit some on the road to work. That goat owner just don’t get it that goats can escape any fence🙂 These two are just beautiful though.