The pond is gone.
I think we might have gotten some rain during the night, not much but the vegetation was a bit wet and not in the dew way of wet. We might get som rain on Tuesday and it’s sure needed. Not that I feel I need it but nature does 🙂 My neighbor’s lawn is now yellow in most places except around his newly planted plum tree, I saw that when I went over to water it and some pots they have in their garden. My grass is still green though and that’s because it’s placed lower than theirs and most water then run from them down to me.
The morning was cloudy and chilly so I thought today was a goo day to fill up the old pond with soil again. The vole or mole bit a hole in it and now it has perforated the entire area around it. Sune almost caught it yesterday and I’m hoping Nova will get an interest in catching it too because I’ve seen her do it before and she’s just as good as any cat in doing that. Sometimes I wish I didn’t do things so thoroughly as I do. it may take years and years until I do what I’ve decided to do but when I finally do it’s no botch job. It took me quite some time to get out the rubber cloth that the vole/ mole had destroyed.
After that it was time to fill the hole and I had this small hump beside the pond, where the Turkish rhubarb grew. So I removed the ground cloth and the plants growing there and started to toss down all soil again. Isn’t it typical, just when I started to fill up the hole the sun broke through and the chilly morning was gone. I guess I must have placed some of what I once dug up somewhere else because it didn’t fill up the hole totally. No rush but sooner or later I’ll need to buy more soil and fill up that last bit.
I hadn’t planned to plant back anything today but I thought I just as well do it while I was working anyway. I still have those plants that need water to grow in, or at least mud so I’ll buy some baby bath tubs, dig them down and plant those plants in them. I also planted a seedling, a Hoary Mock Orange. I have a few but haven’t figured out where to plant any before 🙂
I promised You something about our mythical beings and what about the Skogsrå, a kind of forest nymph. She is the queen of the forest and can take any shape like an animal or tree or perhaps a stone covered with moss. When she prefers to show herself as a human like being she can look like an old troll but usually she looks like a beautiful woman. There is however always something that isn’t right in her look, sometimes she can have a tail or goat feet and sometimes her back is covered with tree bark. She has the power over all living things in the forest and any hunter must therefore try to get her on his/her side. It could be something like placing a coin or some food on an old tree stump as a gift to her. If the hunter is successful in this he/ she can then hunt as much as he/ she pleases.
Except when it comes to her own animals, usually deers or the Wood-grouse. No matter how a good shot they are they will always miss the animal anyway. If they actually manages to kill such an animal anyway the Skogsrå will revenge in some nasty way. She can do so the person never finds the way out of the forest and slowly dies. She can however if she’s in a good mood help people who lost an important animal, like a milking cow. She can take care of small children and help them home and she can prevent fires. But once helped by her one is in her power. The ones she once helped will always long for the forest and long for loneliness. If a man has started a relationship with her he better stay because if he wants a divorce she will ruin him, probably make him crazy and most possibly ill in any other way she might think of. If they would get children these are normally bigger, stronger and eats more than a normal person does.
It’s time to give my dogs and cats their food and perhaps something to me as well. Down below is a video called Midsommar for dummies, it’s well worth checking out.
Have a great day!