Sunday, October 25, 2009

We went out rather early today, before eventual hunters did :-)
This is Hector standing on the road.

We went out as soon as it got light enough this morning. At that moment the rain hadn´t started asi it rains now. I wanted to go down to the creek and then I have to pass the place hunters tends to stand at. They are quite lazy however so they didn´t arrive until we already had arrived home again. Yestarday we were out in the forest late afternoon and when we had reached far into the forest, just beside the bog, I suddenly heard a hunting dog barking. I´ve always wondered why thay can´t put up a sign when they are out hunting. Is it so difficult? I don´t want to disturb them when they are out there and I certanly don´t want to get shot either :-)

This is the creek but photographed upstreams, instead of downstreams like I usually do. I haven´t walked that way because it leads straight out to the bog. Perhaps I´ll walk that way when winter freezes the ground properly.

But here it´s downstreams as usual.
They say that we might get some sunshine sometime next week :-) Southwestern winds takes a lot of clouds and rain with them on their way over my little home. If it wasn´t for my dogs getting so muddy I really wouldn´t mind the rain at all. Those rainy days are perfect for fires in the stove and good books to read, eating gingerbread and drinking something we call Julmust. Julmust is a soda that I can´t give an english name, but for us it means Christmas is comming. This time of year not even CocaCola comes close to popularity in comaprense.

Old Erna.
I have filled all bird feeders for the day and thrown some seeds on the ground for the magpies. By doing so they stop pesting the smaller birds around the feeders because they are to big to reach the seeds in them.
As You surly know by now there´s a fire in the stove and a pot oif tea ready for me.
Have a great day now, I will!

Bertil the cat.


Anonymous said...

The stream looks so inviting. It looks like it runs wild through the woods then what? Ends at the bog? I wouldn't walk out there if hunters are still allowed to hunt. We read stories here in the States all the time of people getting killed by hunters stray bullets. And remember, the weapons they use today are powerful enough to take down the side of a barn. Have a great cup of tea!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
The creek starts out in the bog, goes through the forest, out on the fields and ends in the lake I call The Cranelake. Its real name however is Hornborgarsjön. Thats the place 15 000 cranes rest every spring.

I usually knows when the hunters are out in the forest, because they have to drive by my cottage when they want to hunt. But sometimes I miss that. It´s rather many years since we had a hunting accident over here.

Nowdays the weapon laws are so strickt that if anything happens they woun´t get a license to have a gun ever again. They might not care about us humans walking around in the forest, but they sure don´t want to loose their license :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

Vittran said...

Här finns det skyltar uppsatta som varnar för jakt, även för vildsvin. Jaktskylten är det inte många som bryr sig om. Men varningen för vildsvin har gjort att det inte är så mycket folk här i skogen som det brukar vara.
Den senaste incidenten här med jägare var när en av jägarna råkade skjuta efter min pappa, tur i oturen var att jägaren var en dålig prickskytt. Men det är länge sedan och nästan glömt.:)

Trevlig kväll!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Vittran!
Jag har sett en del skyltar i trakten också, men bara nära stora vägar om de använder hundar i jakten. Annars är de allt bra slarviga med dem tyvärr! Hur svårt och jobbigt kan det vara att ställa ut en sådan?

Det var länge sedan jag läste eller ens hörde talas om någon jaktolycka. Förr var det ju mycket vanligare. Kul att något blir bättre i alla fall :-) :-)
Ha det gott nu!

jaz said...

beautiful photos as usual. is that soda available just for this time of year? we are having another warm spell. i made pumpkin doughnuts with maple icing for breakfast! joyce

jaz said...

hi again christer....i just found out i can buy julmust at our ikea! i will have to try some. joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
So You can buy it at IKEA! We can buy it at the time around Christmas to easter, but on easter it´s called påskmust :-) Nothing comes even close in popularity during Christmas time :-)

Doughnuts for breakfast? A bit early for me, but one to the coffee at lunch is quite ok :-)

We too have come into a warmer period again, we haven´t had frost for many days now. It´s about the same temperature during night as well as day now.
Have a great day now!

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Jag och Nanna var också ute väldigt tidigt i morse - fast här spöregnade det då. Och extra mörkt var det p g a vintertiden. (Hade jag bara kommit ihåg den, så hade jag nog stannat kvar i sängen...)
Ha det gott!

Aussiemade said...

Christer how beautiful your photos of mornings have been. I have just been catching up on the last weeks blog, as I have not been on line much. I wish we had an Ikea in Tasmania!
We had a frost at our home this morning shivver. sigh I am just happy I have not put out my tomato seedlings. :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Katarina!
Som vädret är just nu verkar det inte spela någon roll när man är ute, det är lika mörkt hela tiden :-) :-)

I och med tidsändringen är det nästan kolmörkt redan när jag går ut med hundarna på promenad efter jobbet.
Ha det gott nu!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Aussiemade!
I thought Ikea had invaded all places at earth by now :-) I haven´t been to Ikea for over fifteen years now, the two closests are still over 100 kilometers from my home.

We haven´t had frost for some time now and I hope it´ll stay away for a long time yet! I´m already longing for spring!
Have a great day now!