The day after we finished the harvest I developed a pretty fierce cold, which turned into an inflammation of the sinuses.
Guess I needed a break, huh....
|Books, hot tea and ehhhmm.... cough syrup. Yeah, cough syrup.|
I really love the online reservation possibility our local libraries provide. A matter of putting out a reservation on the books you want and collect them once they are set aside for you. So I have a couple of stacks of books at home right now. Some on gardening and older vegetable species, some on dogs and sledding and some to just read. Lars Wilderäng's Stjärnfall and Stjärnklart. Interesting only for Swedish readers, since it is a Swedish author, written in Swedish and the stories are situated in Sweden.
For those interested, here's a Swedish review of the book Stjärnfall on the peak-oil.se-blog. Y'know, the ones that did the olja för blåbär book that I reviewed here.
It describes what might happen in Swedish society, when for example electricity and/or electronic gadgets, like computers and such, stop working. Not a pretty picture, but the books are quite thrilling, if somewhat clinic in places. But that might also be, because of the language barrier.
Since the dog still needs to go out, so do I and some rounds of fresh air do work wonders, even if I'd rather coop up and huddle under a blanket. On the other hand we did get him his own backpack, so we have begun training with that one. Only with a voluminous, yet light load, so that he gets used to it, before we start loading it.
I must say I was kind of surprised to see him getting accustomed to it so fast! It was strange at first, but very soon afterward he just walked around as if he had done so for ever. It only still is a bit odd, when he decides to make his way through the undergrowth.
Other than that there isn't much to tell... Only a bunch of autumn scenes....
In the meantime I redid my mancave.... again. New paint, new floor....
Is it a bad thing to admit that I actually have a "wardrobe" for my framed backpacks?? I have 7 now, after selling my M39, but getting an old Bergen.... for free. I have become a collector... a hoarder! Ahhh, the shame!! Can't help, just like'm.... a lot... But the herd will get culled. 2 have already new destinations, 1 is my daughter's and 2 are those ancient, derelicted ones I still have not fixed.... or have any idea on how to. Just can't get myself to throw them in the dumpster,
But I already am liking the fit of that Bergen much better than the Haglöfs'.
Speaking of which..... if that illness wasn't holding me back, moose huntingseason is. The hunting parties are right around here in the forests and they do not take well to any disturbances. Usually I would not care too much about that, but given the fact that I'd like to join 'm next year, I do not want to create a lot of fuzz or step on long, sensitive toes.
And if the bullets aren't flying thick (we heard the rifle shots) deerkeds are. Man, they are out in force this year!! When we were in the woods with Rex, he discovered a night lair and we got covered in keds in no time flat. Happens everytime we go out in the woods. Disgusting and unpleasant critters.