Friday, April 3, 2009

This came to me yesterday from my friends Woody and GeeGee. It tastes delicious :-)

The fog that laid heavily over the grounds this morning has slowly started to rise up in the air. They say that when it´s gone we are going to have it really warm here. At first when I woke up I didn´t understand what day it was :-) I got the feeling that I really should be working today, but on the other hand there was something that told me I couldn´t have slept over 24 hours :-) When I came down to the kitchen I saw a raven just a couple of meters from my window and remembered what Woody wrote about yesterday. I slowly reached for my Camera and when I touched it, the raven flew away :-) How do they know? :-)

Toedor has found a place to sleep. I use this basket to have all handkerchiefs in that I dry the dogs with when it´s bad weather outside. Doesn´t smell nice all the time, but he doesn´t care :-)

Bertil is lying on the tree branch like a leopard. Not to high up though, he must come down to :-)

Then I realized that I had no bread for breakfast and to little milk to have porrige, so now I´m baking a bread in my fire heated stowe. To those sandwiches I´m going to have I´ll also have a Dunkin Donuts Hazelnuts coffee :-) I got a package yesterday sent from my friends Woody and GeeGee with that coffee and I have to admit that it was the best coffee I´ve ever tasted :-) American coffee have a roumor about it (here in Europe) that it tastes like dishwashing water :-) :-) But I can now tell the whole world that it´s not true!! It tastes great!

Have no idea what kind of bird this is.


I couldn´t heare any cranes today either? and still we took our morningwalk earlier than yesterday. They have started to fly north now, so perhaps they start very early then. Yesterday there was still over 15800 cranes, but the numbers are decreasing rather fast now. Well now the smell from newly baked bread is filling the cottage, so it´s time to make the coffe I think :-)
Have a nice day now!

Thoght it would be even foggier down by the creek than it was.


Anonymous said...

We love Dunkin Donuts here in the States. They opened a new one less than two miles from where I live. They also have wonderful sandwiches. I like the fact you make your own. Sounds like a great breakfast. And where do the Cranes fly off to this time of the year?

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a nice gift, Christer! We all know you love your coffee. I use the Hazelnut creamer in my coffee and it's delicious! But Hazelnut coffee!! :)
Have a wonderful weekend.
(I wonder what happened to all my polka dots?) :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. Your home is heaven for cats...and dogs too! I think of that every time I read your blog. To be able to let your dog just go, no lease, and let them stretch their legs and run as fast as they can... it has to be a wonderful feeling for them. :) I have a very long leash for Mele that lets her go but gives me control to keep her from getting into the street helps give her at least some sense of freedom..but still..yes..paradise! You took some wonderful pictures of the birds. Bertil looks like he has his eye on something but pretending he does not. :)

Barb and Steve said...

I am writing this before I eat breakfast...I can smell your bread baking, it's making me very hungry :-) Hazelnut coffee is my favorite too.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi ZaM!
I´m not sure that I´ve ever heard of Dunkin Donuts before and if I have I probably thought it meant something about Donuts :-) Really good coffee I have to say and it went perfect with my breakfast :-)

Some of the sandwiches one can buy is really great, but I have a long way to find such a place here.

Now the cranes fly north to the big bogs and fields in northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. Some of them stay here by the lake too. They come back in autumn but not so many at the same time though.
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Is there something like hazelnut creamer too? Had no idea. Feels like we are a long bit after You in the states.
Didn´t You find any polka dots on the loose when You opened the pakage :-) :-)

The law says that I have to have total control of my dogs (summertime), mostly that means a leash. But if I can get them to come to me directly when calling them, even if they see something they might want to chase, I can have them loose without using a leash.
Thankfully my dogs only likes to chase our own cats and if avalible squirrels :-) So mostly they can wonder as the want to.

I think it was the camera Bertil had his eyes on :-) He really likes to get photografed :-)
Have a really nice day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Barb and Steve!
Can I shorten that to BaS? I don´t know if that could mean anything so it´s better to ask. Good knows what I could be calkling You if I wrote that :-)

The bread became really tasty. I had basil, rosemary and ginger in it. Just enough to feel tha taste, to much and it would be disgusting :-)

It´s a really good tasting coffee!
Have a really nice day now!

Roses and stuff said...

Mmm, hembakat bröd - finns det något godare? Det skulle väl vara ditt amerikanska kaffe i så fall... Vilka omtänksamma vänner du har, Christer!
Här har det också varit dimmigt idag - men i morgon kommer solen tillbaka. Tror och hoppas jag.
Trevlig helg!

woody said...

Today we had some of the coffee you sent us and it was quite good for a change. We have gevalia here before and in the states they have a program where you can get a free coffee maker and cup with your first purchase. I am using their coffee maker still to make my dunking donuts coffee.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Katarina!
Strax efter det att jag skrivit bloggen trängde solen igenom molnen :-) Efter det var det en riktigt skön dag. Hoppas vädret blir lika fint hos er imorgon, jag jobbar så mig kvittar det :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
So Gevalia is so big then! Perhaps I should have chosen our next biggest brand then? So You could get a taste of a swdish brand. Well another time perhaps.

I´ve never heard of such a program here in Sweden. A new cup wouldn´t be bad :-)
Hope You´ll catch yhe mouse fast!
Have a great day now!

Valerie said...

Hi Christer.

Had to chuckle at a comment you made in response to another' are CORRECT...Dunkin' Donuts is a DONUT shop, but like many things in America, they branched out to compete and offer other food products besides donuts!

I can remember, 30 years ago, as a little girl going to Dunkin' Donuts on a Sunday morning with my daddy to get a dozen or so to enjoy for after Sunday Mass! Now, as big girl with my own little girl, I laugh as I walk down the grocery store aisle and see Dunkin' Donuts coffee. The ironic thing is that they have GREAT coffee...better I think than their donuts!

Blessings to you from Kansas,

Anonymous said...

You're so right Valerie,

We went from Mass to Dunkin Donuts too. This morning I went to one of their franchise stands in a new Hess Station not far from my house and had the most delicious egg & sausage bagel with hush puppies and of course their famous coffee. Excellent. They have come a long way from our childhood days.

Visiting Voyeur said...

Wonderful pictures once again Christer. So you had your first taste of Dunkin huh. You should really ask them to send you some donuts. They are also taste.

I have taken some new pictures.. perhaps I can post some for you to look at.


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
The name should have given it away somehow I think :-) But that never crossed my mind at all :-)

I like a donut once in a while and nowdays we can find them even out here on the countryside. But it took a long time. I remember them from when I was young, about fourty years ago, but they started to sell them here just a couple of years ago, But we have similar bunns here, so that can be a reason why it has taken so long.

The coffee however I could drink every day, but that can´t be found here at all.
Have a nice weekend now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi ZaM!
No such memories here, but I´m the only one in the family ever going to church :-) :-)
Donuts has a swedish name too, Munkar. That is Monks in english, have no idea why they got that name :-)
Have a nice weekend now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Chelle!
haven´t seen You at Your blog for a long time now, I miss You!
Yes please, post some pictures!