The first real snowfall has fallen in northern Sweden now, but I do hope it will take a long time before we get any down here in the south. I´m not a winter person even if I do think it is beautiful when it falls. It´s all the rest I don´t like about it. The cold air, the shoveling of snow and how the car feels like an ice cube when driving to work 🙂
According to the weather sites I look at here on the internet we´ll have one more night with frost and then it will become a bit warmer. The only thing I do like about winter is to have a fire in my stove and freshly baked rosemary bread with cheese and a cup of tea/coffee/ chocolate made on and in the stove 🙂 I like to sit here in the kitchen looking out the window and complaining about how cold it is outside 🙂 🙂 🙂
I managed to get all fire logs in to the wood shed rather fast yesterday evening, so now I´m prepared for the coldest winter in a thousand years. Well if that happens those fire logs won´t last very long I´m afraid. But I´m more prepared than most here anyway. I also made it a bit more comfortable for my dogs in their doghouse. I placed a pallet on the floor and a thick mattress over the pallet. Now it doesn´t matter if the mattress gets a bit wet because it´s placed 10 cm (4 inches) above the floor with air coming in beneath it so it dries up faster.
I know they will ignore it because they do love to lie on the cold ground, especially if it is snow outside. They are a big part New Foundland and have that thick double fur they have, so all temperatures above 15C (59F) is to hot for them 🙂 🙂
I think the moose hunting season in the village is over now. The different license they can have covers different time spans and they have the shorter and cheaper license here. That means that i can start walking inn the forest again. At least in my neighbors forest, I think they will continue to hunt Red deer and Fallow deer if they find any. They don´t need license to hunt them I think.
I started a fire in the stove before we went on our afternoon walk today, so the heat is now spreading all over my cottage. Soon I´ll make a pot of tea and make a couple of sandwiches from rosemary bread with cheese 🙂
Have a great day now!