So this is it, the end of this blog but if You click on the red text below You’ll come to my new home in the blogosphere.
This place got overcrowded, the walls have crumbled and the roof has fallen down, my dogs, cats and I will take one last look with a tear in our eyes, I’ve packed my bags and we will all slowly walk to our new home
The night was rather cold and we had frost in some places, like in my garden at the backside of the cottage but not at the front side of it. We had some fog and when the sun had rizen above the horizon the last parts of it out on the fields slowly rose up in the air. The Bog ladies however kept on having their fires alive for quite some time more.
The sun is shining so I can have the kitchen door open even it it actually is quite chilly. Nova tries to sleep on the stairs but the others disturbs her by walking in and out all the time 🙂 I can hear a lawn mower in the distance and I should really use mine a last time before I put it in storage for the season. But the grass is so wet that it only would be a mess with wet guyi grass all over the garden and inside my cottage.
The Forbidden Forest.
We walked down to the creek this morning and I could hear cranes trumpeting from the small lake nearby. It sounds as if there are plenty now but soon they’ll have moved south too. The geese honked all over the sky, they seems to be in a hhurry to get to warmer places. I could also hear a hunting dog somewhere on the other side of the bog, I never heard any rifle though so I guess the hunting was unsuccessful.
“Our” hunters have placed apples in strategic places all over the forest this year. I guess they really want to get a moose this year. I doubt they’ll hunt wild hogs though, these hunters are just too lazy in the morning to even get a chance to see any of those 🙂 🙂 🙂 But I won’t complain, I can walk all over the place because of that, I’ll be home since long before they even have gotten up in the morning 🙂 🙂 🙂
My slowcooker is working right now 🙂 I thought I would start with something easy and I had two soups left that I’ve gotten from Joyce at Octoberfarm. If things are as they should be the soup will be ready from 5:38 pm or some time later 🙂 I’ll tell You tomorrow what it was like 🙂 When I’ve tried this I’ll get in to something more advanced 🙂
This is the last day I’ll be writing at this place. There’s almost no space left here so tomorrow You’ll have to go to The Cottage by the Crane lake part two if You want to continue to read about my life in the village at the outskirts of the world. I will leave a link at this place to the new place for the last time tomorrow.
Finally Friday, not that I’ve felt that this week has been particular long or boring but it’s nice anyway 🙂 We never got frost last night but it was close 🙂 The fog and later a few clouds stopped it. But the sky opened up when I went up so I got a couple of night sky photographs. It was getting light so I couldn’t see especially many stars but when I looked at the photograph it showed plenty 🙂
This photograph really should be watched at in darkness so all the stars shows better, every single white dot is a star or a galaxy and there’s plenty even if I couldn’t see them while taking the photograph.
Sune woke me up sometime during the night but I was so tired that I in not so many or gentle words told him to go back to sleep and he did. I had to pay for that when we finally did get up 🙂 He ran down the stairs but just couldn’t keep it all in 🙂 🙂 🙂 well it was easy to wash away and he still doesn’t smell bad when peeing 🙂 So now I know that I still have to get up when he tells me to 🙂 🙂 🙂
The Portal from a slightly different angle.
I drove, as usual on a Friday, by the super market on my way home after work. Not that I needed anything special but one can never have to many fire logs for the stove at home. I strolled around and was thinking about ordering that slow cooker I’ve talked about here. I have only found it on the internet but I like to sort of hold things I’ve never had any experience from before. Guess if I got surprised when they had a premiere selling slow cookers today 🙂
The Altar. I’ve always thought this stone looks like an altar and it is guarded by two Rowans.
It was the next to smallest Crock-Pot and it was cheaper than on the internet as well. I don’t need a fancier one, this has high, low and warm temperature and since I only cook food for myself it didn’t matter that it’s rather small. I got a cook book for free if I bought it as well 🙂 The cashier told me that I should come back tomorrow because they should have a big introduction to show how it works and show what one can cook in it. But I answered that I have friends in the US that will tell me anything I need to know 🙂 She looked impressed that I actually knew what it was 🙂 🙂 🙂
It’s time to make something to eat and a pot of tea. Tonight they’ll show Grimm at channel six and I hope it’s a program I haven’t seen yet. They stopped in the middle of the first season, we came to close to You in the USA I think, so now they show all episodes from the beginning before they start with the ones we haven’t seen yet. At least I think we’re close to the ones we haven’t seen. If it’s a re-run I think I’ll have an early night.
It’s a chilly evening and once again we might get frost if the sky stays clear all night. We always get frost the next morning (if the sky is clear) if the temperature is 6 C (42,8 F) at ten pm and it has already sunken to 7 C (44,6 F). I wouldn’t mind because the frost would take most of the few mosquitoes we still have and perhaps a couple of tics as well. I had a tic on my stomach the other day, I didn’t realize that until I tore it of by mistake.
It itches like crazy sometimes where the tic had placed itself but it’s just a tiny red mark. But I’ll keep my eyes on it so it doesn’t grow. I really don’t need Lyme disease at the moment 🙂 At work we all fear that we soon will get another cold again, one person has gone home with a cold and he has most probably already given us it too. He got it from his kids, the usual way all our colds comes to us 🙂
We have lots and lots to do at work now so they are actually hiring people and that’s a good thing of course but we’re still to few 🙂 I’m very much needed at the neighboring factory as well but can’t leave my job at my own work place because very few knows how to paint and that’s kind of nice as well 🙂 so we’re having a problem. I can’t split myself in two yet, I’ve tried with my thumb and we all know that didn’t go especially well 🙂 🙂 🙂
We may not go to the bog tonight but we were there yesterday evening instead.
I wish I could get a photograph from the field outside my cottage at the moment, the fog is slowly slithering in and it looks so cool 🙂 I guess the Bog ladies are cold and have started several fires out there, to bad it’s getting dark now otherwise I would take a walk with my dogs to the bog right now 🙂
Is it just an old rotten tree stump way back there or is it a Bog lady?
I better put more logs in the fire and put the kettle on as well. I think this is a quark evening, quark with raspberry taste most probably 🙂
Do You remember that garage I used to go to when my car needed repairs? The one where they told me not to repair my car and instead buy a new one so they didn’t do what I asked them to do 🙂 🙂 🙂 Well I had left it there so they could check it before I had to do the annual car inspection and they had gotten results that made me wonder if they actually had done anything at all. After that I left my car at another garage that did what i wanted them to do and my car passed the inspection without any problems 🙂 🙂 🙂
Well, I had a bill to pay and I asked them to just mail it to me, something they prefer to do it seems. Today almost one year after they had done that phony check on my car the bill arrived 🙂 To be honest, I don’t think they deserve any money from me but there’s no use in arguing with them so I payed it just before I started writing here. I wonder how that business works if it takes them a year to send a bill 🙂 🙂 🙂
I call for the dogs and Sune starts running directly but take a look at Nova in the back.
The America clock is ticking loudly, tick tock tick tock and I have a fire in the stove. It’s raining outside but there are huge gaps between the clouds so soon the last shine from the sun will reach my entrance door. Sune runs in and out and forces a few drops out of him just so he can get a treat 🙂 As soon as I open the door all the others runs from where they are lying so they too can get a treat 🙂 I can happily report that we now sleep almost until the alarm clock should start alarming in the morning 🙂
She spots a hare in the distance right here 🙂
She stares at it and it took a great deal of will power not to follow it 🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea, a couple of sandwiches and then watch the 500th episode of The Simpsons 🙂
Geese flying south. They were so high up that I almost didn’t see them at first.
Bertil did not follow us on our walk today, he preferred to go indoors instead.
Monday once again and as usual time has just run away. I’ve been working in the neighboring factory today and time flies even faster there. Not because it’s a funny job but I have no chance to see any watch and my mobile phone can’t be reached beneath the overall I wear 🙂 The paint I use is anything but healthy so I’m not allowed to open up the overall or take of my gloves when I have started to work. If I should get any paint on my hands there’s a huge risk that I’ll become allergic to it and if I should breath in some of the fumes my lungs, heart, liver and brain will in the long run get damaged.
Reading all what I’ve just written is kind of scary 🙂 But I wear protective clothes all the time and I have an air respirator that covers my face and gives me fresh air from outside the building and it goes via a filter as well. But we ho use this paint must get a doctors check up on a regular basis just in case.
The rain has been pouring all day and I got a pleasant surprise when I noticed that Orvar and Hector were almost completely clean. They like to stay outside the dog house all the time and since they both have dug a lot of holes in the yard they usually are rather dirty days like this. There were new holes today but non close to the fence 🙂 It’s fun because they dig holes that are too small for them but they get the smaller ones, Sune and Nova, to go through them. I’ve found Nova in the garage more than one time when I’ve come home from work 🙂
It’s almost dark outside now and it’s only seven pm. It would have been brighter if the rain clouds weren’t so dark though. I have a fire in the stove and soon I’ll make a pot of tea and a couple of sandwiches. I did bake a bread yesterday, a ginger and rosemary rye bread. I never follows recipes so I can’t say how I did but it is rather tasty 🙂
The rain was pouring down when we woke up this morning so it was only Sune that wanted to go outside, the others waited until after they had eaten their breakfast. It still drizzled when we went out for our walk but after that they day has become better and better. The sun has been shining and a nice warm breeze has been blowing.
I decided that I should clean up the dog house already yesterday but since my brain had the capacity of a zombie after that too long nap I didn’t get around to do it until today and that wasn’t a minute to early 🙂 It is amazing how much junk they can bring inside even if it is just Nova and Sune that actually stays there for any longer period of time, Hector and Orvar prefers to stay outside and has done so since they were puppies.
I had to empty the vacuum cleaner twice and it was filled with sand, gravel, sticks, apples from the huge crab apple tree just beside the dog yard and other things they had brought from when they have dug their way in to the garage 🙂 After that I scrubbed the floor and cleaned up the mattress they sleep on and all the blankets. I just don’t want them to go there again after seeing the result, it both looks and smells clean now 🙂 🙂 🙂
I took a look at the dog yard as well and saw that they had dug their way half way out towards the road 🙂 There’s a net there but I guess it has been weakened by rust, so now I’ll have to look there every day to see if they have tried it again. They are a bit manic for a couple of weeks until they start digging somewhere else instead 🙂
The dogs and cats have all eaten their supper now and I think it’s time I make something to myself as well. I’m just about to lit a fire in the stove so I might bake myself some bread. I have prepared the clay pot just in case I should bake something 🙂 But first a bite of something and a pot of tea of course 🙂 Now there’s less than 2% space left on this place, so here’s once again the link to my new home: The Cottage by the Crane lake part two.
I woke up around three this morning and this time I can’t blame any of the dogs 🙂 I let the dogs outside and the night was rather warm and calm, the clouds had come and stopped the eventual frost from reigning the land. But I had big problems going back to sleep after that. I did eventually but I don’t think I slept for long. It was still dark when I got up the second time and by then the rain had come.
Even long after the sun must have risen oven the world it still was very dark outside. The rain had changed to a gentle drizzle and we all enjoyed the walk. I talked a bit loud so that no deers or other animals would stay to close to us, I don’t want to go out looking for Sune in weather like that if he would get the urge to follow them. But he did actually listen very good when we did meet a deer on the road one morning. He started to follow it but stopped when I told him to 🙂 I do hope he will continue like that.
Nova is a completely different dog when it comes to that though 🙂 But it seems to work great with her leashed to Orvar, he has already stopped her from running after animals and he doesn’t seem to dislike his job either especially since he understood that he’s in charge 🙂 I always let him walk by himself for half the distance until I leash Nova to him and after that they both walk free from me but Nova still can’t do anything she shouldn’t 🙂 I think this might be the answer if she refuses to stop running after hares. But there is one field where I can see if there are any hares and she’s allowed to walk by herself there.
Clematis tangutica in the top of my crab apple tree.
The Aronia get a wonderful autumn color.
I thought it would be nice to take a little nap after the walk, fifteen minutes up to half an hour is perfect and the day always get good after that. Unfortunately for me I slept for more than two and a half hour and that’s never good 🙂 🙂 🙂 I tend to get cranky, get a head ache and sort of zombie like for the rest of the day when that happens and I can honestly say that today is no exception. So when we were out walking a while ago I did over react when ever Orvar walked away to far ahead of us and I did over react when they continued to walk when I told them to stop and so on. The good thing is that not a single wild animal stayed within hearing distance after me going on 🙂 🙂 🙂
The day had become a bit brighter when we were out walking after our very long nap.
There was a short while when the clouds got thinner and the sun almost reached us but now it’s back to deep grey clouds again and it is almost as dark as when we went out the first time today. The kitchen door is open though because it is fairly warm but I have a fire burning in the stove at the same time. The rain makes everything feel damp and as soon as I close the door it will feel nice, dry and warm indoors again.
It is time to make another pot of tea and then I’ll get upstairs and watch a movie. I’ll start with MIB 3, if it is as bad as they say I still have two really good ones to watch after it so the day doesn’t feel like a total waste when it comes to film watching.
I’ve been thinking all day about something I wanted to write about today and now it’s completely gone 🙂 🙂 I think it was interesting but what do I know I can’t remember what it was all about 🙂 🙂 I’m trying to make the fire burning in my stove but it’s a bit cranky, it can burn just fine for several minutes and then the fire just dies. It’s fire logs so it isn’t wet wood anyway.
We’ve had a sunny and warm day, well warm is a word that can be deceitful but it was warm for this time of year anyway. As soon as the sun shines the cottage gets really nice and warm so I didn’t feel there was a need for any fire today. But I realized that the temperature is dropping quickly now and if the sky will stay clear all night we will get frost. But rain weather fronts will stay most of the weekend so I guess the clouds will come late tonight. But I did get a nice photo of the moon just now so I’ll show You that tomorrow.
Nova is having one of her moments when she absolutely wants to be scratched behind the ears and on her back and she does what ever it takes to make me do it 🙂 If I try to write something here on the computer she pushes away my hands so it’s impossible to write anything 🙂 🙂 🙂 he has some strange ways too, like if I pat my self on my knees to make her jump up on my lap, she runs to her bed instead 🙂 🙂 🙂 and if I ask if she wants to have some food she runs and hide beneath the kitchen table. Behaviors from the first owners I guess so it’s most possibly a survivor behavior. God knows what they did to her most days.
I drove by the super market like I do all Fridays and today I bought two dvd’s. Men in Black 3 wich I’ve heard is really bad but I want to see it anyway, I rarely listen to others opinions about movies, especially not critics 🙂 I also bought the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows, I’ve only heard good things about that one and I’ve never been disappointed while seeing his movies. I also have the Hunger Games so I have lots to choose from when it rains all day tomorrow 🙂
The Forbidden Forest.
It is time to make something to eat and I think I’ll have sour milk with strawberry and blueberry taste today. Now it seems as if the fire is burning steady as well 🙂 I’ve posted two photographs of those flies I wrote about yesterday here at the bottom of my post, one is cute and awful and the other looks just as disgusting as it is 🙂
I’ve never seen this kind of bumblebee before.
The best raspberries I’ve eaten this year.
Have a great day!
This is the Moose fly. It can take almost any hit and just refuses to die!
This is the other fly I wrote about, cute one that squirts its larvae in the eyes of us.
Lots and lots of apples even though half the tree is gone.
Hector woke me up at 3 am this morning. If he has to go, he has to go so up I went and all dogs followed me down. Guess if I got surprised when none except Sune went out to do his business, the other just stood and stared at me and waited for the treat they all get when Sune does what he’s supposed to do outside the cottage 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’ve given them a treat as well so no jealousy should grow among them. I think I have to stop doing that from now on 🙂 🙂 🙂 I opened the door again after they had eaten and then Hector just disappeared! He returned after twenty minutes and realized that he had done something stupid when he saw my face 🙂 🙂 🙂
The Moose flies (I think You call them deer flies) have arrived and I just hare them! They rarely bite anything else than a moose but if they do it hurts like h… Their legs and feet are constructed in a way that makes it almost impossible to brush them off the clothes or the hair and one can hit them hard and they just laugh in our faces. It is an interesting fly though because as soon as they land on a moose they drop their wings and live very much like tics. Thankfully they can’t survive on human blood 🙂 🙂 🙂 Three landed on my head yesterday and two tried to walk inside my ears!!!! I managed to get them out before they got too deep 🙂
A new kind of fly has moved to us from the north-east and it too uses moose in a nasty way. They look very much like a small short-haired bumblebee and hovers in front of a moose, in front of its eyes. Then suddenly it squirts it larva’s straight in to the eye of the poor moose. The larva’s have some kind of hooks that they use to be able to stay there until it’s time to get to the next stage in their lives. It has happened that they have done this on humans too and those that have experienced this says it’s very painful. The only way to get rid of them is by going to the doctor. It is when I read things like that I’m glad I have glasses 🙂 🙂 🙂
It is very quiet in the cottage at the moment. My cats are outside hunting things and my dogs are asleep. The only sounds that can be heard is me writing, the computers fan and the fire in the stove. It’s kind of nice and very unusual 🙂 My peppers are growing by my kitchen window and are now as big as normal peppers are when ripe but these will become at least three times as long before I’ll use them but at least I will get some peppers. I have brought in some tomatoes and placed them in another window heading south but I doubt they’ll become red anyway.
A non climbing Clematis, I don’t know what species though.
It’s time to make a pot of tea and I think I’ll have some granola and yoghurt today. I’m not especially hungry to be honest but I know I will be if I don’t eat anything 🙂