A change in the weather

We have gone from warm and sunny, to cold and wet.

The temperature is staying just above freezing, so the snow is still melting.

I have made a couple of new knives. Another neck-knife with a silver inlay

And a larger sheath knife.

The handle is made from leather, Moose horn, Sallow root bur and Birch

Ice-fishing competition

I have been ice-fishing several times during the last week. I always have my Biolite camp stove with me so that I can make a drink and cook sausages when I am on the ice.

The weather has been very warm during the last week and on Sunday we had the village ice-fishing competition and were blessed with a beautiful sunny day

We have also been sitting out on the veranda having bbqs

Kelly likes to sit in a hammock and enjoy the weather.

Ice-fishing in the sun

We have been ice-fishing a few times now


but even with different types of baits and lures, we have not caught any fish.  Even though the days have been cold, we have still enjoyed the sunshine.


On Sunday myself and Kelly went to visit Solberget where I used to work as a guide.  She was very pleased to get to feed the Reindeer.


This weekend it is forecast that the temperature will rise to 7 + degrees, which will be great.  Some migrant birds have started arriving; we have had Snow Buntings for over a week now

snow bunting-1 (863 x 644)

and today, the first Chaffinch returned and the next bird species likely to arrive will be Bramblings.



Easter weekend at my cabin

My family stayed at home over Easter, but I spent the weekend at my cabin.  I spent some time ice-fishing alone


and I also spent time fishing with my neighbours


but unfortunately we did not catch many fish.

I was also out and about with the snowmobile (this picture was taken by my neighbour)


When I first bought my cabin, there was forest all around, but unfortunately the majority of forest has now been removed.  I saw no animals at all while I was there.

Here are a couple of pictures of the full moon from last weekend.



I also took some bird photo’s.  These are of Siberian Jay


siberian jay-lapland

and Willow Tit


and finally a male Pine Grosbeak.


You may recall that I built a sledge earlier in the winter.


I made the seat removable which has meant that it has other uses.  I used it to carry my equipment to the cabin

sled loaded with equipment.jpg

and to collect wood