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Mostly a bunch of rocks and water.

A cabin

And a half frozen lake, Katterjärvi, which was the days destination.

The other side is Norway.

After some lunch at the cabin (outside on the deck, as it was not open), I took a leisurely walk back to the lodge for a nap, a sauna and dinner at the local cafe.

I got the last crop circle finished (I could have done better) just in time.

Now I’m on the bus to the train to the mountains for some hiking. That is, to Bjornfjell in Norway. They say it might be snowing tomorrow.

The last couple of weeks have been cold and snowy. Now it’s warm and melting.

Like spring but much too early.

Wonderful for skiing. But I’ve had a hernia operation and will have to take it easy. No skiing this year unless it lasts until march. I’ll be ready for the garden anyway.

Someones been messing around in the compost!

It looks like it could be the wild pigs visiting, but Farmer Ericsson and I have inspected and not found any pig tracks but lots of deer tracks. Thats good news! For now anyway.

I was raking leaves around the big oak tree next to our house yesterday and discovered that it has taken some wind in the last storm.

It’s been leaning for many years because it is situated up against bed rock, so it doesn’t have any deep roots on one side. We’ve been watching it the last couple of years. Now Alfrida (the storm) has loosened it even more.

It seems a little too precarious now, so we have decided it has to come down soon in a controlled manner.

This will leave a big hole in the landscape and in our hearts. A tragedy.

In the meantime Farmer Ericsson and neighbors have been here and stabilized it with heavyduty chains to a nearby tree, because a new storm is brewing, until a tree doctor can come and take it down gracefully.

Almost done for the winter.

Brussel sprouts in the snow.

It did amount to something.

A bit later…..,

What a composition – sunshine, mustard seed flowers and snow!

Altho you probably can’t see it, there are snow flakes in the air.

Not amounting to much, the flakes have been blowing in with the strong cold winds from the north east all day – enough for me to call it my first official day of winter!

The big melt is on.

We still have cold nights, but the days are warm and longer. It’s melting fast and there’s lots of standing water that doesn’t drain well in the frozen ground.

I do what I can to make some temporary shallow ditches.

And get more water over to the ‘lake’ for quicker run off into the drainage system.