The day has been rather wonderful despite the world being covered in snow. The sun has been shining all day from an absolutely cloud free sky and the wind has been mostly absent. I even had my jacket open most parts of our walks because the sun warmed me up so much. The temperature has stayed around 0C (32F) as warmest but the snow melted where the sun hit so I’ve heard roof dripping all day long.
We’ve taken two long walks today, both more than one and a half hour long. We walked to the slightly dried out lake in the forest in the morning, I figured the hunters would be out today since we had such a nice weather (and I did hear several shots very close from the forest when we came home). The last rains we had had filled up the lake somewhat so I could see a smooth frozen surface in the middle of the lake. Not many trees drink water now so most of what has fallen has had a chance to stay in the lake.
We followed the creek upstream a bit on our next walk and then turned in to the forest on our way back again. I had expected to see lots of tracks from wild hogs where we were walking but I didn’t see anything. It is odd because I have hardly seen any tracks from them since last spring, it isn’t as if I am missing them but I do wonder where they are. One day I won’t expect to meet any and that’s when we will 🙂 I can only hope Albin will behave and not run to investigate what they are 🙂
Tomorrow will be cloudy the say and next week will be cloudy, warm and rainy if they have gotten the predictions right. It’ll not be fun to drive to work on these icy roads when it has rained on them too, it is hard as it is to be honest 🙂 The wildlife I’ve met in the mornings have behaved very well, they have been standing by the road until I’ve almost stopped before they have crossed the road, I like well-behaved wildlife 🙂
It is time to give Albin his medicines before he gets his food. He’s really good in the stomach now and I hope it isn’t just because of the medicine but because he actually can eat chicken. He is gaining weight again though even if he still is too thin. After that I’ll give myself something to eat too, I’m thinking French fries (or as we call them Pommes frites, deep-fried potatoes in french and we use the french name for it) and either meatballs or prince sausages.
Have a great day!