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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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

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and I also spent time fishing with my neighbours

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but unfortunately we did not catch many fish.

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

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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.

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

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and Willow Tit

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and finally a male Pine Grosbeak.

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

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

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and to collect wood

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