My family have been at me cabin for a week over Easter but unfortunately I was not well enough to go with them. Really disappointed because they had a Bear visiting the cabin each night and I could have got some nice pictures!!
I spent Easter at home, but did get out to do a bit of ice fishing, though I caught nothing!!
It was really warm in the sunshine, but there was a cold north wind blowing
Of course I made fire to cook coffee
and grill sausage
During the weekend I saw the first Common Cranes of the year, Rough-legged Buzzard and Pine Grosbeak.
The new contract mobile phone I have received (A Samsung Galaxy Express 2) has NFC – Near Field Communication, as does my Panasonic TZ40 camera. By touching the two devices together I can then operate my camera remotely via my telephone. In the picture below you can see my camera out on the snow
Sitting in my car I can then see on my telephone, what my camera is seeing and using the Panasonic Image App I can fully control the camera via my telephone.
Here are the end results of some pictures I took of Snow Buntings..
I tried making my own crisp bread last weekend and the end result was very pleasing.
The ingredients are as follows;
2dl maze flour
1/2dl sesame seads
3/4dl sunflower seeds
1/4dl pumpkin seeds
1/2dl olive oil
2 1/2dl boiled water
First put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly
Add the boiled water and mix into a paste and spread over greaseproof paper in a baking tray. Score with a knife to make it easier to divide into pieces once cooked and sprinkle a little salt over .
Place in the oven (pre-heated to 150 degrees) and leave for about one hour, until the mixture has hardened. Remove and allow to cool.
I had a bad cold all last week, but on Saturday morning I went fishing with my neighbours again.
I didn’t catch any fish again!
Still wasn’t feeling 100% and had pain in my stomach all day. It turned out to be a stomach bug and I spent the next 36 hours with diarrhoea and sickness. Now I also have a lung infection, but hoping I will be feeling better soon. Spring is here in Lapland and I really don’t want to miss it!!
My neighbour asked if I wanted to go ice fishing with him last Saturday. Because I cannot drive a snowmobile at the moment, I travelled to a local on his.
It was nice to get out in the spring sunshine and although neither of even had a bite, we made fire
and enjoyed the sunshine
I’m unable to work at the moment and can’t get out and about to do a great deal, so I have written a new article for “The Bushcraft Magazine” featuring pictures and descriptions of some interesting tracks and sign that I have found in snow here during the past four winters.
The article will most probably feature in the next issue of the magazine due out in the spring.
Last weekend I made a hard leather case for my EKA Super Swede folding knife.
I had three small scrap pieces of leather that I use to make knife sheaths and had to sew them together to make enough leather. It was dark when I made this so the stitching isn’t so good quality.
I have bought another car and I hoping this one will be problem free (for a while at least). Its a Subaru Legacy, 4 wheel drive.
and finally a couple of pictures of a Siberian Jay that I took today.