Calves were walking on the road.
It’s a really nice day here, just enough warm even if the sun more or less constantly is covered by thin see through clouds and almost no wind tp speak of. Birds are singing and there’s a constant background sound from buzzing insects. Every now and agin I hear a very deep and loud buzzing, like the jet plane of insects and that’s when a hornet pass by. I like hornet, kind giants really and they rather flee than fight but I remember that I got a bit scared the first time I saw one, both because its reputation of being extremely angry and poisonous too. Both things actually very wrong, the are very friendly and their poison is actually weaker than other wasps have.
I was only going to have two things when I went to the grocery store yesterday after work, not so hard to remember is it? Nothing else, just cat food and toilet paper. So naturally I drove home without buying any of them. Lots of other things though 🙂 So early this morning I drove to the grocery store in Gudhem. I had just left the village when I met some calves on the road and more were on their way out there. I knew it was the Castle owning them so I drove there immediately. I knocked on the door to the castle (why on earth can’t they get a door bell, the building id giant!) but got no answer, I did hear people working in there so I opened the door and shouted Hello! I got a hello back but nothing more.
So I went in and walked three stores up, the castle is being restored so all rooms were empty and it was actually looking as if they were tearing it down from the inside out 🙂 Finally I met some people and they turned out to be the renovators. None could Swedish but one could at least understand what I wanted when I talked to him in English. I guess they are polish workers, it’s very popular to bring in polish workers now days because they are much cheaper. It isn’t unusual that they get only half of what Swedish workers would get paid but still that’s much more than they would get in Poland. In the long run this forces swedish workers to lower their prices and in the long run we’ll be a low-income country with lots of poor people!
Anyway they couldn’t help me so I drove to another place where the castle owners have one of his many businesses. There I met another man who spoke enough Swedish to understand that the calves were running around on the road so he called the head of the farming business so I could talk to him. I have absolutely nothing against us having people from abroad working here as long as they have the same pay as the rest of us. They are usually really good on what they are doing and I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone complaining about the result, something I often do when it comes to swedish workers though.
My dogs just woke me up from a nice nap just so they could go back to napping themselves. I’m boiling rice at the moment and later on I’ll boil some fish, Orvar has a bad stomach and he farts really bad and it’s hard to clean up after him in the garden, so I’m rather glad I mowed that lawn yesterday 🙂 I’ll most likely replant the tomatoes later today, it’s still too early to place them outdoors though, it fell to -2C (28,4F) for a few seconds this morning. Most plants can take frost in the autumn after a long summer but not at all in spring. I’ll most likely water some in the garden too because the ground is very dry. I still hope that rain will stay away since that’s the only weapon we have against all those biting insects and those annoying forest flies. A drought will lower their numbers considerable 🙂
It’s time to pour some tea from that pot I just made. After that I think we’ll take another walk perhaps down to the creek on the field side. They have started the repairs on the road where I fell down that sink hole 🙂 Last time I was there they had started pouring down sand around those concrete pipes but I’m not sure if they have continued doing so or just left the road as it is.