I decided to sleep in the livingroom last night just in case Albin would need to go outside in a hurry. I can make my sofa in to a bed and it’s quite comfortable even though the mattress is a bit hard since no one almost ever sleeps on it. I was too tired to go upstairs to get the duvet from the bed and thought the thick fleece blanket would be enough.
It was as long as one of the dogs, I think it was Albin, slept close to me but as soon as he moved to another spot it started to feel cold. I tried to ignore it for a long while but it just wasn’t possible in the long run. I was so tired that I didn’t want to go upstairs but suddenly I remembered that I had a fleece sweater close to the livingroom so I put it on and slept way after the time I usually wake up in the morning. Albin didn’t want to go outside even once during the night 🙂
t was quite chilly when we finally went out for our walk, -7,4C (18,7F) but the sun was shining and there was no wind to talk about either. I had put on a sweater and after walking in the sunshine for a while I realised it was too much 🙂 So most of the walk I had my jacket open even in the shadows. Sunday mornings are always free from human made sounds and that’s why I like them so much, today however was different. Some farmer had decided that it would be a good time to start driving around in a huge tractor before the sun rose and by the smell of it now my guess is that he was spreading manure over the fields.
Still it was just a background sound but rather annoying. Lots of birds were singing and today I heard the first curlew close to my cottage. I can hear lots of Blackbirds too now and that is a true spring sound to me, so I really hope we won’t get any setbacks from now on. I have lots of crocus showing in my garden now and I can also see lots of the Lungwort show too. Yesterday I also noticed that the Hepaticas now have small blue buds 🙂
It was so nice outside yesterday afternoon that I decided to do some work in the garden. There’s a big hedge with False Spirea ( Sorbaria sorbifolia) growing on my neighbors side of the fence and it is a terrible spreader. He has asked me several time if I want him to remove it but I always say no unless he wants to get rid of it himself. The roots lay just beneath the surface and are really easy to remove so it isn’t a big problem for me and the false spirea is also a big attractants of butterflies and other rather interesting insects and I really like to have lots of butterflies in my garden plus the beekeepers bees comes too.
I also planted two hazelnut bushes, a yellow currant bush and a quince too. I still don’t know where I should plant the Shagbark hickory though. I really don’t have the space for it but since it and its three siblings still are alive I really should plant at least one in my garden 🙂 I also saw that the magpies have built a nest in one of my apple trees! I wonder why because I do have three dogs and two cats that gladly would eat them if they could catch them 🙂 I really need to decide with what I’ll replace the apple trees later this spring. Albin gets sick by eating apples and I can’t eat apples unless they are cooked now days. I am thinking cherry trees but I’m not sure yet.
Clouds are slowly covering the sky and tonight we’ll have snow again but it’ll be so warm that it won’t stay for long. The wind has started to blow too again so I think this will be a good day to stay indoors and take naps 🙂
Have a great day!