I should never have taken that nap!
It’s even warmer today but a nice breeze makes it feel a bit cooler, it didn’t even get down to below freezing last night so the hours I had the fire burning last evening was not a good thing, it was a bit too warm all night. Orvar had an upset stomach around three am and unfortunately he doesn’t understand the thing with poochie bells 🙂 The only one that does is Nova and she never needs to go outside in the middle of the night. Instead she uses them when she thinks I’m a bit slow when we’re going out for a walk 🙂 Orvar by the way is just fine again so I guess it just was something he had eaten.
We walked upstream the creek today and it was quite nice. We didn’t see any moose or hogs but we heard them running away as we came too close. I talked rather loud with the dogs because I really don’t want to be surprised by any of them again. I could see the tracks in the mud when we were turning homewards again. Two moose and several smaller hogs.
I had my breakfast on the patio but the wind did make it a bit chilly so I had to wear a fleece sweater. Geese and swans were flying above my cottage and cranes over the field just beside it. A Goshawk flew straight through the garden, landed for a second in the apple tree and then continued its search for small birds. After that I checked some seeds that I’ve put in water during the night. Some seeds needs to be either sand papered or soaked in water before they are sown, how nature manages to survive by its own is a mystery to me 🙂 You know when they are ready because they sink and swell when it’s time to so them. Some might sink directly when You put them in water and those just need to swell before sowing. Only a few were ready to be sown this morning but I have al the time in the world to wait until they’re ready.
After that I took a nap and that’s something I shouldn’t have. I was a bit tired after cleaning up the floor in the middle of the night so I thought a short nap would do the trick. I did wake up after an hour and was only going to close the eyes for a short while. I woke up an hour later again and now I don’t seem to be able to really wake up 🙂 It feels like I’m half asleep even after weeding the flower beds 🙂 They say a nap only should last up to half an hour or it does just the opposite to what one wants and two hours does exactly that 🙂
It’s time for a pot of tea and then another walk, I do need to wake up properly otherwise I’ll go to bed to early tonight and this weekend flies by too fast as it is anyway. I picked up my two tiny apricot trees and the mulberry tree yesterday and they have been standing outside during the night behind bubble wrap. The mulberry tree is actually flowering but I doubt I’ll get any berries this year unless any bumblebees finds their way in behind the wrap. I’ll plant them all in the garden this year, the mulberry tree will cope but I think it might be the last year for those apricots though, unless we get another winter like the one we had this time and that is most unlikely.
I forgot to mention one thing people eat in the archipelago outside Gothenburg and north along the coast line. It isn’t typical easter food but something they have every big occasion, it’s called Äggost in Swedish and there is no name for it in English, at least not one I can find. If I translate the name directly it is Egg Cheese and it is just delicious if done right. I’ve never done it myself, just eaten it made of masters. It’s made from lots of eggs, lots of sour cream, even more milk and just a little sugar. One needs a special kind of baking pan, usually made from wood with lots of small holes in it so excessive liquid can run through it. I’ve only eaten it as a dessert but some have it for breakfast and even on sandwiches I’ve read. I love it when it is sprinkled with cinnamon and lots of blackberry jam 🙂 I’ll make one when I can find one of those baking pans, they are rare to find but I’ve heard they make them in plastic now days.
Have a good continuing of Easter.