It´s an even more wonderful morning today than it was yesterday. It never got especially cold last night so when we started walking around six am it was already 8C (46,4F). Nova had decided that it was a really good idea to go up already at five so there wasn´t a chance for me to stay in bed even for a couple of minutes more 🙂 🙂 🙂
I decided to start walking by the fields today too and met a neighbor on his way to work when we passed the last house before the fields. He works only weekends and can stay at home with his little son the rest of the week while his wife is working.
The cattle all around us lowed loudly and one crane was calling out for a long time also. Cherry trees are flowering too now. Nova is getting better and better when it comes to walk leashed. Now I only have to tell her to calm down one or twice unless she sees something very interesting of course 🙂 🙂 When we had reached the road home I decided that we should continue out in to the forest since it was such a beautiful morning.
Just before we went there I saw something that looked a bit strange, like last years dried grass but then it moved just slightly. We had met our badger again. He (I think it´s a he anyway) was digging in the ground on the field beside us and I guess there was lots of worms and larvae’s that he could have as a small snack before getting to his burrow for some sleep.
At first I didn´t want to make any sound but he just refused to turn around so I could see his head, so I coughed loudly and slowly he turned towards us. He didn´t care much about us to be honest, never lifted his head from the ground he was digging in not even for a second 🙂 🙂 During the time we stood there watching him Nova behaved perfectly, but she was totally impossible when we walked away. She just had to follow every single track that the badger had left earlier this night 🙂 🙂 🙂
I chipped a lot of wood with my wood chipper yesterday and today my whole body aches 🙂 🙂 But I´ve filled a big part around the pond so now I have less than half the area around the pond to fill and I still have lots of sticks and branches to make chips from. I´m not quite sure about how I´ll make the edges of the pond area yet. I have an idea that I should place peat blocks around it, but that would cost a small fortune (well not really but it is expensive). But I still have some time to make up my mind.
It´s time for some breakfast. Today I think I´ll make a pot of coffee instead. My cats has decided to make some places in my wood land to their personal toilettes and they hate old coffee. So I usually spread that on places I don´t want them to dig 🙂 Have a great day now!