I have started working full-time now and am finding it much easier to get around and do things. At the moment I am building a new website for Nattavaara Hembygdsförening and this have given me ideas for a new look to this site, which I will be developing.
Last weekend we were at our cabin. Teres’ cousin and here family were staying in a camper-van there also. Friday was my first day free of medication for three months and so I enjoyed a couple of beers.
During the night and early morning I heard strange noises in the chimney. I thought at first it was a mouse, but then realised it was a bird flapping on the chimney damper. I made a net to catch the bird with out of a net curtain and then opened the damper and two House Martins (Delichon urbicum) dropped out and flew around.
I caught them both and released them to join a large number of House Martin’s flying around over the cabin.
On Saturday evening myself and Teres drove to a large stream to do some fishing. Even with mosquito repellent, the mosquitoes were horrendous! It is the worst year for mosquitoes here for several years and after only a few minutes, the effect of the repellent stops working and clouds of them descend upon you.
We fished at various locations along the stream for a couple of hours. I caught a Pike and Teres caught a Grayling. The Grayling we took back to the cabin, where I made an improvised smoker, with Juniper added for flavour
I made a fire inside the stove I made last year and placed the tin onto the stove.
We will be back to the cabin next weekend.