I’m moving so I must be alive.
I knew it was going to be cold last night but I have to admit that I didn’t think it would fall to -8C (17,6F). I’m pretty sure the cats didn’t expect that either because they came running in as soon as I opened the door this morning 🙂 Bertil didn’t stay inside for long though, he had to follow us on our walk like he always does. I had planned a short walk by the fields but it turns out they have cut of the road so the cattle can walk between pastures as they wish. I know we can walk through there anyway but it is a bit too much with four panicking dogs trying to pass loads of curious cows 🙂 Well that is as long as they don’t have calves because then they can be rather aggressive towards dogs.
So we walked down to thew creek instead. Not much longer and the cold air did make me feel better. I could hear cranes and geese on the field by the creek so we turned back in the forest, no use in scaring those birds for no reason at all. I had some breakfast when we were back home, Orvar, I think, had eaten half the bread I had left but I can’t say I felt upset about that this morning 🙂 I also knew I had to go to town later on because I needed to buy a new printer, the old one died long ago. I’ve become the secretary for our road association and we’ll have our annual meeting next week so I need to print out notices for the meeting.
It turned out to be my lucky day, they had one printer on sale today and there was only one left and I got the chance to buy it. It also turned out that it was easy to start and that it worked as it should without any problems at all?? So now I’m wondering about what will go wrong instead 🙂 After that I went to the super market and bought some new onions, a squash, forest champignons and a few other vegetables. I’m not especially hungry now but I will be eventually and I do have some reindeer and red deer meat in the freezer. I think I can make something nice if I toss those ingredients together 🙂 I also bought something I haven’t had in ages, cream cheese. Some with shrimps in it (they usually toss in one shrimp so they don’t lie 🙂 ) and one with bacon.
After all that I haven’t done much, the sun is shining but even so it is rather chilly outside. Lots of plants froze badly during the night and the grass won’t grow if it will continue like this for a while. The man who owns the land where my garage/ woodshed/ doghouse-dogyard stand cut down a part of the old crab apple tree the other day, he had to so they can dig down the water, sewer and internet cables. Unfortunately apple trees are tough and the big branch naturally fell on the fence to the dogyard. It still stands but needs to be repaired but there’s no use in doing that until they’ve dug down those pipes. With my luck they’ll just tear it down totally if I repair it right now 🙂
I’ve been wondering about if I should put up some kind of a simple roof over half the dog yard. The apple tree is very old and I wouldn’t be surprised if it slowly falls down soon. It gives a shadow for the dogs and if that’s gone nothing will. Nothing fancy, just some corrugated plastic and dark-colored preferably. I’m just thinking about if the wind would tear it off 🙂 Just a thought but sooner or later I must do something anyway. Yes the dogs can go inside the dog house which is cool and nice during summer but the old boys refuse to go inside unless it’s a thunderstorm 🙂
I think it’s time to give all the animals their food and to start a fire in the stove, I had hoped that season had ended by now when we’ve had such a warm and nice spring so far.
Have a great day!