Since they for almost a week had predicted that it would be cold and rainy today, I wasn´t the least surprised that it became one of the most pleasant spring days so far :-) :-) It started out with a light frost, but the sun shined and the wind was abscent. Bertil followed us like always on our walk and today he cought a meadow vole. It´s what he is supposed to do around the house, so it was nothing special really. But he had no intention of killing this little creature, he just played with it.
The little vole just sat there but there were no blood. So if the chock wasn´t to strong it would most probably run away after some minutes.
Well I couldn´t have that could I. If I see it I can also prevent it. So i just told him to leave the little animal alone and to my surprise he did :-) The little vole didn´t seeme to be especially wounded, but he was clearly in chock. So I picked lots of grass and sheltered him (or her, who knows :-) ) with it. I know voles are real pests and they can spread diseases to us humans, but I just can´t see a small animal slowly get tortured to death. We´ll walk that way later on today so I can check if it´s gone.
The water is a bit to close to the small café now.
The old railway is gone, but the bridge is still here.
Before I went away to my accountant, wich showed to be something I could have skipped (but it felt good to know that I didn´t do anything wrong anyway), I planted my tomatoe seedlings in bigger pots. I now have 24 tomatoe plants! What on earth shall I do with that many :-) :-) I still have at least eight tomatillo sedlings to put in bigger pots too :-) :-) Well there´s always someone that wants a plant or two i think :-)
People tends to through out half eaten apples when going by train. Just down this path there grows eleven apple trees that gives good apples and one of them is the tastiest I´ve ever eaten. The problem is that I don´t know what other tree pollinates it so It´s no use to take grafts. It might not even be one of these trees that does it.
On my way home from my accountant I stopped by the little village Tråvad (the village I had my gardencenter/nurcery in). Or I stopped by the river and the place where one can take a bath during summer. I hope we´ve reached the peak in snowmelting now, otherwise the little café there will get big troubles. Now it´s time for a walk and then I think it´ll be a pot of tea and some bisquits with blue cheese mmmmmmm
Have a great day now!