Have You even been by the frozen sea or a really big frozen lake just before the ice is about to start breaking up? If You have You know the odd sound the ice makes, a metallic kind of sound which is hard to describe. I woke up to a very foggy morning today and we walked out to the bog as soon as we could. We were standing on one of the islands when we suddenly heard that sound but there was of course no water to talk about out there. It was really odd to hear it and the dogs didn’t like it at all.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone to walk out on such a big bog in fog unless they stay on known paths, it is easy as it is to go astray out there and in the fog it’s almost certain one does if one leave the known paths. I went out a few yards from the island and closed my eyes. I could hear a few ravens calling to each other and water dropping from the trees because it had started to be a bit warmer. Besides that it was absolutely quiet until that metallic ice breaking sound started. I decided it was time to leave when I noticed the dogs didn’t like it. I love that bog but some things is best to not know about I think 🙂
It stayed foggy until we walked out later in the day, too bad I really enjoyed the fog. It didn’t take long after we had come home for the fog to make a grand return again but by then it had started to become dark again. Instead I started to renovate the fire stove, I have missed to be able to use the oven and the nice heat that stove gives. It is a strange clay/ cement one use filled with tiny iron fillings. No matter how one mix it with water it’s almost impossible to get it to stick. My work friend told me to spray water on the old clay/ cement and let it sit for a while before putting it on.
It helped some and now the clay/ cement has to dry for at least three days until I can have a fire in it again. It says one should have a few tealights burning in the oven so the water dries from within but I didn’t have any at home. The worst thing that can happen if I don’t do that is that I’ll have to do the same thing next year again, not fun but I’ll survive it and perhaps I’ll have those tealights at home next time 🙂 All I have at home is a graveyard light and that is supposed to be in a lantern outside, it also has a plastic cover so I doubt it would be a good thing to burn indoors 🙂
I now know one more thing Albin can eat without getting a bad stomach, sunflower seeds 🙂 He eats the one falling out from the bird feeders and they come out in one piece and his stomach is still ok. I do wish he wouldn’t like apples so much though because it is pretty clear he can’t eat them, yesterday he farted so badly I had to toss him outside against his will 🙂
It is time for something to eat and after that see if there’s anything worth watching on tv. I didn’t win the lottery this weekend either so back to work tomorrow as usual.
Have a great day!