When they cut down a lot of trees in the forest a year ago, they left all branches and smaller trees in big piles in the forest. Now a year later they have grinded it all down to chips and placed in containers. Much of it missed the containers and fell to the ground. So when I came home I met my neighbours shuffeling some of it up in to big sacks to use in their stove (it was their trees that were cut down last year) and when I passed they told me to grab some sacks in their stable and take as much as I wanted with me home.
It´s going to be very cold, windy and rainy these comming days, so I got my car and filled four sacks that I brought home. Perfect, now I don´t have to buy fire logs when the weather gets bad tomorrow. Not that fire logs costs much, but if one can get it for free why not :-) and it can be difficult to find them now out of season. It´s going to rain a lot comming days, over 50mm ( two inches) and in some places the wind might even reach the force of storm. This is a typical swedish summer, but we usually have it a bit warmer than we have now. If we´re unlucky this weather will continue all summer.
Now I have enough to put in my stove when the bad weather comes. I have to be careful with it though, because it burns fast and gets really hot so if unlucky the stove can be damaged.
The magpies that nests in the crabapple tree by my dogyard has decided to raise their young ones in my garden. I can´t for my life understand why. They know I have two cats and three dogs here and it´s not the safest place for magpie younglings. The magpies let their young ones out from the nest quite early and they can´t fly that good so their easy pray for cats and dogs. So now there´s a lot of noice in my garden all day long :-) As soon a cat, a dog or I comes a bit to close they start to scream really loud. I hope they move soon, I don´t want to find a dead young one in my garden.
Have a great day now!