Only the laundry left to do.
A bit colder this morning than yesterday but no frost to be seen anywhere. I guess the temperature dropped fast to just rise as fast again. It’s always as coldest before the sun rise but today it stayed chilly for quite some time so I haven’t had the kitchen door open until right now. We walked down to the creek and walked upstream, lots of birds were singing and geese, swans and cranes flew above our heads. I couldn’t hear any other animal but on our way back home I saw a print of what might have been a tiny moose or a very big hog, I’m afraid it must have been a hog because I don’t think any new moose are born yet.
After breakfast I decided it was time to vacuum the cottage and scrub the floors. So the dogs went to the dog yard and I started vacuuming on the upper floor. My life would be so much easier if Orvar and Hector didn’t shed their fur every day of the year🙂 I had placed my teacup on the kitchen table and the first thing I do when I come down is to push it hard while turning around. It swayed for a while spilling out lots of tea that just missed my laptop and then it fell down on the floor. My favorite teacup is no more. I’m thinking of trying to glue it, it’s hard to find a cup one really likes again.
The floors are scrubbed and my dogs are back from the dog yard again. I planted one of my apricot trees and if we’ll get a summer like the last one it actually might survive next winter otherwise I don’t give it much of a chance. I’ve also planted my mulberry tree, that one is hardy enough and it has grown in the garden. But one day a tiny dog called Sune dug it up and chewed big parts of is🙂 so it has spent some time in a pot and indoors during winters. It is in bloom already but I doubt I’ll get any berries this year. The bigger the tree gets the bigger the berries get so even if it will give berries this year they’ll be rather small. Delicious though!
Now I only have the laundry to do and after that I can enjoy the day and relax on my patio. I still have some plants to bring up from my cool cellar but I don’t have enough bubble wrap to cover them when nights get cold so they’ll have to stay where they are. I brought up most of it yesterday and I don’t think I have killed that many plants during one winter before🙂 I think it just was a too warm winter so it was much warmer down there and I just didn’t water enough. It’s a tricky job watering plants that hibernates because if they get too wet they die and it’s the same result if it is too dry and how much water is enough for plants without leafs?