On Saturday we went to the cabin. Shortly after we arrived, it started raining and rained heavily for the rest of the day, so we couldn’t really do much.
On Sunday morning, I bent down to pick up my shoes from the floor and hurt my back again, so we had to pack the car and head home. On Sunday afternoon Kelly started being sick and continued for the next 24 hours.
Soooooo…… that was my weekend.
I did manage to complete one new birch bark container however.
I was given an old cable drum last year and I have now made it into a bbq, using a steel bowl to hold the fire in.
It is at just the right working height and I am very pleased with the way it works.
Last weekend I had to make a new access point to be able to gain access under the house. I began by cutting a hole in the veranda floor.
and then joined the pieces of wood together to make a trapdoor. I had to dig under the veranda floor and then under the house foundation
I have placed a fibre-glass sheet in front of the hole until we need access, to prevent mice getting under the house.
I’m afraid I do not have anything else to report this week. Hopefully I will have more to write about next time.
Summer has finally arrived, with temperatures between 20 and 26 degrees during the last week. The girls are happy because they can have the trampoline out again.
We were at the cabin again last weekend. It was too hot to have a fire in the cabin to cook food so I made a simple grill outside.
We sat outside to eat also.
We were also out in the forest fishing and grilling sausage.
I also completed a Birch spoon and knife that I had started in Mora.
On Saturday it was Teres’ 40th birthday party
but on Sunday morning we were up early to drive to the cabin. Monday we were both not working and on Tuesday (today) it was a bank holiday, so we would have a long weekend.
The girls immediately began searching for worms so that they could go fishing
They did not catch any fish, but they did manage to make fire with a firesteel and we then grilled sausage over the fire
After eating so much sausage, Kelly needed to rest.
There were many wading birds displaying at the cabin including Wood Sandpipers
and on Monday there were even not one
but three Red-necked Phalaropes swimming around on the lake, catching insects.
I found an old tent canvas at the cabin which I suspended under a fallen Birch tree
which the girls loved playing in.
I also made a new knife while I was at the cabin
using moose horn, leather and Sallow root bur.
I also had time to make a sheath for it.
It’s so nice to be able to get back to the cabin again!