Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time flies

We seem to be having fun a lot, because just now, time passes very quickly. So quickly, that it's nearly impossible to keep up with this blog. Today, I will give you a brief overview of what we have been up to, lately.

To start with, we have been out on a short camping trip to the Glaskogen area. We had a great time and it was a real joy to see that Jeanny really liked all the 'around the tent and campsite chores' we had to do.

One night, I woke up around 3 a.m. and decided to go out for a long walk. It wasn't dark at all. The birds were already awake and singing loudly. Shortly after 4 a.m. I witnessed a beautiful sunrise.

Last weekend the temperature dropped dramatically. It was so cold that we even had to light the wood stove - something that very seldom happens in June. The cold spell was accompanied by a forceful storm which blew a big tree over our power line. Luckily, although it was near, the line did not snap so there was relatively little damage.

After the storm, we collected some smaller blown down trees and converted them into bird feeder stands.


  1. Please tell us more about the bird feeder stands. How do you use them and how are they made? These are not familiar to us. Does the second one come apart easily for storage? Thank you for sharing your journey with us!

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    You're welcome...

    The first one is a copy of a contraption which - once upon a time - was used for drying hay. When we moved in our first house in Sweden - the old farm - we found one of those in the barn. Until now, we have made about ten copies... We'll hang the bird feeder in the middle, down from the top, and decorate the stand with spruce bows.

    The second one is something we deviced ourselves. The bird feeders will be hanging from the top pole - three in the middle and one on each end. And we'll decorate this stand with spruce bows, too.

    Both stands are made from peeled spruce poles. We used spikes and screws to put them together. We don't take them apart for storage, we leave them out in the yard all year round.

    If you want more details, dimensions etc. please sent me an e-mail.


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