Here he sits waiting for us to go on our morning walk. The junk behind him was found in the old barn ruin I´ve shown You before.
It´s been an sunny and rather cool morning here by the Cranelake. The temperature dropped to -6,4C (21F) and it has taken a long time for the sun to raise it. This is quite normal here in the middle of the country this time of year. But by the coast it would be very strange. The ocean levels out the temperature during night. Now the clouds are comming and later on today they say we will get rain.
Bertil sat and waited for us by the stable today also and we walked into the forest this morning. More and more birds are moving in to the bog now and many of the sounds they make are actually rather strange and if hearing them at night, scary :-) I´ve heard that many old (and perhaps new) horror movies used those sounds to make the movie even more scary :-) :-) My favourite of them all is the sound the Common snipe makes. I have friends that thought flying saucers were comming in :-) :-) But to be honest, it sounds more like a goat making noice in a tin can :-) :-) :-)
Do You know how to make a lot of tomatoe plants from only one? In these days when many people have troubles with the economy it could be a good thing to know. Perhaps one only can afford to buy one plant but would like many more, I mean tomatoes are soo good in any way You´ll have them. If You have a tomatoe that only will be allowed to have one vine (this morning I learned that they are called Indeterminate) one always takes away all new branches (or should I write vine?)that grows on them. You do that because to many vines and the tomatoes gets to small (and to be honest, I think the tomatoe plant will collapse after a while).
It actually took a long time for me to realise that Bertil isn´t striped as I thought, he´s spotted!
All those new branches or vines works great as cuttings. Just let them grow to a size of 5-7 centimeters (2-3 inches), cut them (or pull gently) of from the tomatoe plant and put them into a pot of soil. They´ll get roots very fast and can be placed where they will grow directly as soon as they got those new roots of their own. These new plants will soon be as big as the one You took them from. This should work really good for those of You living in a much warmer climate with a longer season than I do, but it works good here too.
Suddenly clouds started to come in over my little village and it almost looked like evening outside :-)
Well I have to many tomatoe plants as it is this year, so I woun´t be needing to do that :-) You can do similar things with potatoes, but that I´ll tell You how to do some other time :-) Now it´s time for a cup of tea and then I think I´ll go out to enjoy the sunshine before it´s gone for today :-)
Have a great day now!