The boat is back in the boat house.

Last weekend we found an old cabin by the side of a river not far from where we live.

Kelly really liked the cabin

We made a fire inside and of course grilled some sausage

We also spent last night at our cabin so that I could complete the floor in the boat house

I have screwed two 4×2’s along the floor as runners to make it easier to pull the boat up and this works incredibly well.


Blueberry cake.

There has not been so much happening recently, which is why I didn’t write anything last week.

The weather is changeable at the moment, with warm,sunny days and then heavy rain and even thunderstorms. Last Friday lightning struck just outside our house. Destroying our street lamp and melting the inside of our washing machine! Fortunately no one was hurt.

I have made myself a new neck-knife, which has a longer blade.

I can have the sheath around my neck or on my belt. I have an extra press stud on the front so that I can attach a a small pouch or sharpening stone. I might even be able to use it as a bearing for the bow-drill.

I am considering buying a hammock now my back is much better and would be interested to know what readers think are the best hammock to buy.

Teres made a really nice blueberry cake yesterday.

4 eggs

400ml flour

400ml sugar


A teaspoon of baking powder.

Plus 150g of butter over the mix

Completed at last.

The tree house/playhouse is finally completed.

I made a couple of door handles today.

And I have used a very strong magnet from inside a computer to keep the door closed.

I have laid a carpet on floor downstairs and we have moved toys

And furniture in.

Upstairs I have lined the floor with sleeping mat so that it is comfortable to lay on, and we have put cushions up there.

We will see what the next project will be.

Heat wave continues

Today it is 36 degrees in the shade and the heat wave is forecasted to continue.

I was at the cabin last weekend to begin work building a new boat house.  It was very hot work indeed. I am using telegraph posts for the frame work, which I had to drag down to the lake.

dragging telegraph post

I have decided that instead of pulling down the old boat-house and building a new one, I will build the new boat-house inside the old one and use the old roof.

The water in the lake is very low at the moment, so it was easy to build the foundation using the telegraph posts. I am also using telegraph posts for the main roof supports.

boathouse foundation

When I was fishing on Saturday evening, there was a Beaver swimming around in the lake.  Unfortunately this is the best picture I could get.

beaver lapland

I had sweated a lot while working, so decided to was my clothes on Sunday.

washing clothes

I had no pegs to hang the clothes on a line, so I made some.  I cut some pieces of Bird Cherry, about 10cms long.  I bound some dental floss around one end and the split the twigs with my knife

making clothes pegs

They worked very well.

washing drying


Working for the council

I am currently working for Gällivare Kommun (our local council).

I have teenagers working with me and we travel around repairing and constructing a variety of things.

This week we have built two 10 metre long tables with benches

A fire place and a wood store

And a fire place with two benches

Progress continues on the tree house

And we have even started painting it.