Orvar is cranky and rightly so!
Orvar is a bit cranky at the moment. Even though they just have gotten chewing bones made from oxhide he just looks at me. Well I´m the one to blame really. I sort of forgot to let him in yesterday evening 🙂 🙂 I let them all out before going to bed and I really thought he had followed the two others in. I did hear some scraping on the door before I went to sleep but I was so convinced it was the cats that I didn´t care to go down to open the door. They would only want to go out within a minute anyway.
So there he stood all night faithfully by the door waiting for me to open it up :-)It rained as well so he was a bit wet to be honest 🙂 🙂 I do hope he went to the patio so he at least slept under a roof 🙂 I do hope that all the treats he has gotten can help him to forget my huge mistake 🙂 🙂 He didn´t mind following us on our morning walk though, that he wouldn´t miss if so his life depended on it 🙂
I didn´t relax that much yesterday as I had thought 🙂 Suddenly I saw those potatoes that I had placed in my kitchen window. Its still not to late to put them in to the ground but then I really need a vegetable garden 🙂 Most of the ground around my cottage is sand or sand mixed soil but there are some streaks of clay as well. That´s the way it is when ice a long time ago slowly withdrew to the north and later on this was an ocean bottom. ASand is great for potatoes but dries out to fast for other vegetables and clay is good for most vegetables but not for potatoes 🙂
But I knew where to dog so I could get the best mix. The horse flies had a party on me so I just dug enough for my potatoes and for a gooseberry plant I´ve taken from the forest. It´s wild gooseberries so they are slightly smaller than the ones we buy, but I´ve never seen this one (or the ones around it out in the forest) getting mildew, something that can be a plague on gooseberries otherwise.
As soon as I was finished with putting the potatoes in the ground magpies came and picked them up again 🙂 🙂 🙂 They didn´t stop until I had watered the bed 🙂 🙂 This little area will grow rather much already this autumn because next year I´ll grow lots of vegetables. Most seeds I bought this year will work just as good next year. By the way, do You know that cucumber seeds germinate best if they are at least three years old? An old garderner told me that and I know it is true.
After being bitten by all those horseflies I really didn´t want them in the cottage but I was to late. I had to kill five of them on the upper floor and I don´t know how many downstairs. I fed my new plant with some of them 🙂 So The first thing I did after killing those flies was to put up the mosquito net by the kitchen door. It´s so nice to know that they will have big troubles getting in now 🙂 After I´ve killed most mosquitoes and other flies as well I don´t think a single one has entered my home 🙂
I drove to the grocery store in Gudhem this morning to get some fruit and some dinner as well. They had some small pots with chives and no vegetable garden is complete if there isn´t any chives in them 🙂 I also bought a box with strawberries. There were some bad ones in it but then I thought why not sow some strawberries as well? So for quite some time I have picked as many of those seeds that I could from almost rotten strawberries 🙂 🙂 🙂 Now they are soaking in water so I can get rid of all residues of strawberry on them and later on sow them.
One never knows what those strawberries will be like because since it is hybrids any old background can turn up in them. But they will most likely become as big as those I bought today. I also drove around and took some photographs of the surroundings by the lake and the view from the mountain.
Well it is time for a pot of tea and a couple of sandwiches. It´s over seven hours since I ate breakfast (today I slept until 4:30 am 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) and I do feel a bit hungry 🙂 Have a great day!