Monday, May 31, 2010

Into the wild

Been walking in the woods today. The weather was great and we had beautiful views...

such as this...

 ... we saw some reindeers...

...and we found moose antlers...
...one more to decorate our house with! :-)

Video available here.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Preparing our potatoe land

It's time...

It's been almost a year since a neighbour came to prepare our potatoe land with a tractor (see in "We want potatoes!!!"). This year we have better weather conditions in the end of May than last year and we can put in our potatoes one week earlier, which will hopefully also result in an earlier crop!

Approx. 100m2 of land need to be filled with our old potatoes from last year.

 Meaning 12 rows...

...four of those boxes...

...and afterwards bank up earth again.

Now we have to wait again till August until our first fresh potatoes will be ready to eat. Have a little patience... :-)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Half two in the morning

This was the view from our window last night at 1:30am. Only a few weeks to go until midsummer!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Campfire at Piteälven

One of our favorite destinations is the Pite River (Piteälven) as already mentioned in our earlier posts. Many campers like to stay there because it's quiet and peaceful and there are several places where you can stay over night (wild camping) without any fuzz. Now that the snow is gone we enjoy going there more often.

It's good to have a lot of firewood!

 What a place for a campfire!

Grilled steak with baguette and tzatziki on a chopped piece of wood (our plate)...YUMMY!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

First canoe trip and some fishing




We just could not wait to take our first canoe trip this year! 

  
...it's pretty obvious...in a couple of days all icy barriers will be gone...

...even though there is some ice left...

 ...Jan insists on fishing anyway! ;-)...just for the fun of it!


  Only a week ago snowmobiles were still driving on this lake, hard to believe isn't it?

 ...melting fast now at over 30 degrees C in the sun...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer feeling these days

Since thursday (Kristi himmelfärdsdag) the weather has completely changed - from one day to another. No night frost anymore. From earlier temperatures of 6 degrees C during daytime up to 26 degrees C (warmer than in mid Europe for a change!).

Still some ice left on the lakes...

...some snow here and there...

...first butterfly this year...

...and first time fishing...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Snow melting

All in all we've had a pretty cold spring so far with temperatures still below zero during nights, which slows down the snow melting speed...

...but days become considerably longer (4 hours of more daylight only last month!) plus warmer with an average temperature of approx. +6 °C during the days...

May 6: sunrise 3:38am, sunset 9:46pm

...and open water can be seen again where there has been snow and ice for the last 6 months...

...still lots of snow left to walk on...

...on a snowmobile track...

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