Thunder and showers.
Thunder and rain have come and gone since yesterday, not much of each to be honest but much enough to stay away from ant electric outlet and keep the computer shut off. The flies still behave slightly insane so I’m pretty sure more is on the way, not hard to guess to be honest because the clouds around us look a bit angry 🙂
I had ordered a few plants two weeks ago (a small lemon tree, two different Passion fruit plants and one Abutilon) and thought it would be a good idea if they could send it to the village where I work. After all it’s better to pick up the plants directly after work than to drive a long detour just to get them. A great idea if the package arrives on Monday till Thursday, Fridays are noo good since I stop working at 12. So what happens, they send it on Thursday afternoon so it arrives in the village on Friday 🙂 🙂 But I was lucky, they shipped it y bus and it arrived just before I went home today. I was however a bit unlucky since it was the lemon I really wanted and that was the only plant I didn’t get.
Passion fruits are something I really like and we can buy them in any store all year round but it is funnier to actually grow them I think. They can stay in the cool cellar during winter, close to the green house lamp I have there. They are surprisingly tough and can take lower temperatures than one think. No passion fruit (there are several species) are poisonous but all aren’t what You would call nice to eat 🙂 Normally one need two plants as well and then one must know that they aren’t cuttings from the same plant because if they are they are in fact the same plant and that doesn’t work.
I took a long nap after we had had our walk because as soon as we came indoors the thunder started, it wasn’t much and not even Hector got worried but oh how nice it is to sleep during a thunder-storm 🙂 I think I slept for an hour and a half and finally I don’t feel tired, yesterday I went to bed already at 8:30 pm and slept like a baby until Hector woke me up at 3 am, I could hear how desperately he needed to go outside 🙂 I fell asleep as soon as they all come back in again but I have been ab bit tired during the day.
Nothing much has happened otherwise, I’ve stopped treating Novas ear and so far so good. I’ve picked fewer ticks from my dogs. That spray is great even if it smells a bit awful for a while and it has been so dry that most of them stayed calm. I think I better spry my dogs again now when rain has fallen. We’ve gotten our yearly salary increase and that’s always nice, we should have gotten it from April first but I always like when we get a lump sum when it is delayed 🙂 Always nice to get that before our vacations starts and my vacation starts week 28 🙂
I think I might be free from that vole now, Teodor came in to the garden with a vole in his mouth and started eating it loudly 🙂 I had to bring in my dogs otherwise they would most likely have tried to take it away from him 🙂 I have a photo at the bottom of this post, just to warn You 🙂
It’s time to give my dogs something to eat and I’ll make a pot of tea for myself 🙂
Have a great day!