It has been a cold night once again and it isn’t especially warm in the shadows now either. It is really nice where the sun shines though and I’ve had the kitchen door open for well oven an hour. The only problem is that there’s a very, very weak wind that sometimes manages to get in to the kitchen and it makes it feel nasty cold here 🙂 So instead of putting on a sweater I forced the dogs to go inside instead. It’s just until I’ve finished writing this after that I’ll open the door again.
We walked out on the fields since I don’t think the cattle will be away for much longer, to be honest I’ve believed that for quite some time to be honest 🙂 but I guess the closer summer comes the bigger the risk of them walking there again will be. I knew they had plowed the part closest to where the creek flows so I wasn’t sure we could walk our usual route but there are other places we can leave the pastures. The plowed area wasn’t any problem but there were lots of cranes walking there, eating whatever they had sown, so we had to choose another way to get to the creek.
Instead of scaring those cranes we managed to scare the ones nesting not far from my cottage 🙂 They were walking in an unplowed field instead, I guess they were catching frogs in the ditch and the wet grass close to it. We saw a lot of other birds too and we scared some squirrels too. Sune is excited for a few seconds, Nova doesn’t care at all and Albin will remember exactly where the bird or squirrel was the last time he saw it and look at that exact point when we come back again.
Sune and Nova can follow a squirrel up the tree with their eyes but they will never look up in the trees to see if there’s any squirrel. Albin starts by looking up in the tree where he last saw it and then check the other ones around that tree as well before he starts looking on the ground. So I know that as soon as we pass the beekeepers home on our next walk he will stop and look at the exact point where he last saw the fox we saw this morning was running away. After that he’ll look towards where the Roe-deer buck and doe jumped out from the field too.
Last time I was in the grocery store I bought some cream cheese with shrimps in it. When I was a kid we often had cream cheese with shrimps in it on our sandwiches when w went to the beach. It was always the same brand “Kavli”. There must have been other grands too but not in my family so I was quite old when I noticed that there were other brands in the world 🙂 Anyway, I opened the package this morning and when I took that first bite of the sandwich I suddenly went back around 45 years in time. In my head I could hear all the sounds from the beach, I also saw it and my mother and I could even feel the smell from the ocean and the drying seaweed!
It only lasted for a few seconds but it was so real 🙂 This brand must taste a bit different to theirs because I’ve eaten cream cheese with shrimps in it several times since I was a kid but most likely from other brands. It’s odd how some things like taste can bring back memories like that 🙂 I do miss the ocean so I think I better visit that beach again this summer, it looks just the same now days, mostly rocks down to the water but they made a small sandy parts where the water was as most shallow and I know they still have that candy store there. I hope it will be open when I get there so I can buy an ice cream and a raspberry soda 🙂
Have a great day!