I’ve done so much today.
I’ve been very active this morning, Besides walking like we always do I’ve also vacuumed all floors, I’ve mowed the lawn, washed my laundry and now I’m baking a bread. I realised that baking the bread after vacuuming wasn’t the best Idea I’ve had but Sune saw to it that not too much flour reached the floor 🙂 Today I’m baking “I toss in anything I might have at home” bread. So I have vanilla yoghurt, cheese, a mix of wheat and rye flour, anise, fennel and some honey. I have no idea how this will taste but I like all ingredients so the outcome must taste fantastic 🙂
I thought that since the tick repellant spray worked so good we might as well walk upstream the creek today, we went out early so I thought it would be chilly enough to keep the forest flies calm and that was a big mistake. The sun heated up the air so fast that both the forest flies and the mosquitoes were very active. I don’t mind the mosquitoes as much as the flies, especially now since I’ve become immune towards the itching. But I swinged the leashes in the air above ny head every now and again so that I at least worried the flies for a few seconds each time 🙂
We didn’t see any animals but we heard two moose running around in the forest not far from us. I could see the tracks after them on our way home and it was a moose cow and her calf that had been worried by our presence. No signs of hogs anywhere lately so I guess the hunting of them have been successful. Lots of smaller butterflies are flying around now, they look just like cabbage butterflies but just half the size and dragonflies, lots of them but they just refuse to stay still long enough to get a good photo of them.
I have sticky flypaper even in the bathroom now, I don’t know how they got in, the flies that is, because I have nets on all windows and doors that stays open during the day. Most of them got caught yesterday but there are still a few annoying ones flying around here. I rarely use poison to kill them because I want the spiders to have something to eat (spiders don’t die from insecticides, they are no insects) and I doubt that those insecticides are especially healthy for us humans and dogs either. I often laugh out loud when I read garden articles in the news papers saying “This is the way You can get more insects in Your garden”. They are of course thinking of bumblebees and butterflies and the odd beetle but what they don’t say is how many other insects there will be, the annoying and biting ones 🙂
I’ll do nothing especially active for the rest of the day as soon as the bread is out of the oven. From that moment I’ll just relax, drink tea and eat a sandwich or two. It’s rising for the first time at the moment and it looks good. I might however walk around here in the cottage with a fly swatter killing flies and talking with a german accent like they always do in WW2 movies (for no other reason that I like the sound of that accent) and I might even laugh hysterical each and every time I kill one of them, with a german accent too of course 🙂
Have a great day!