Fog never stay for long mornings like this.
The dogs woke me up at 4:30 this morning, well that isn’t totally true because I did wake up by myself but had all intentions to go back to sleep again when one of them, I guess it was Nova, jumped up in the bed and hit me in the fave with a paw 🙂 That sort of gave me a hint that they really wanted to go outside into the cold and foggy morning. The temperature never fell down to 0C (32F) or below during the night but it was close. I will keep on covering the plants until next Friday that should be the last night with risk of frost.
I know the fog won’t stay for long this time of year so we went out for our walk just after 5, I love those early morning walks because no sounds from what we call civilization can be heard. No cars, no tractors or any other man-made sound is around to annoy me. I could hear the rooster from the farm with the two horses, cuckoo birds and all other kind of birds of course. But thew cranes were the loudest of them all 🙂 They were at the same field as the other day, eating all seeds they just have sown on that field. They do get help from all other birds too, like the laughing gulls, geese, doves and jackdaws.
I didn’t see any fox or badger which was what I was hoping for but I did see lots of cranes. >A Roe deer buck too and this is a new one. I know Longhorn mostly stays in the forest at the moment, close to the bog and Rune mostly in the woods beside the field where the cranes are or close to my cottage. This one however must have taken over the field close to the last cottage on this road. He looks healthy but perhaps sort of middle-aged. We also have a one eared hare youngling in the village. I guess ravens have torn of the missing one. I know I put in a human perspective on this but I think Ravens do hunt in an awful way. In this area they attack small calves and sheep (and of course any smaller animal) by chopping out the eyes from the poor victim and then eat their way in while the animal still is alive.
There’s actually a parrot in New Zealand that do much the same, the Kea (Nestor notabilis). It attacks sheep at night when they can’t see them an eat their way in to the kidneys, it’s the fat around the kidneys they want. Nature is cruel, never forget that. It’s only for us at the top of the food chain that nature is nice and beautiful.
Yesterday was rather nice but a thunderstorm did pass but we were at the edge of it so no lightning even close to here. I could see one up at the mountain though. It was much calmer than the one we had last week but it was close enough for Hector so he walked in to the shower and stayed there for the entire time. I think we might have gotten two drops of rain but not a drop more 🙂 I don’t mind because that means the mosquito farms in the bog will dry out and most likely many horse fly larvae will die because of that. I can’t say I love mosquitoes but at least it doesn’t hurt when being bitten. Well I guess if one is allergic it might hurt though. The Hornets seems to love my Cotoneaster bush, they are there all the time and it seems as if they love the berries later on too, so I need to get some more Cotoneaster.
It’s time to make another pot of tea and then perhaps do the laundry. After that I’ll have nothing special to do but just relax and enjoy the day. I might replant lots of seedlings though but that’s not really any kind of work, that’s just fun 🙂
Have a great day!