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Solar illuminated bird feeder

Feeding wild birds or backyard birds is a great way to learn more about them. They are such fascinating and adorable little creatures. To be successful at the birds dinner table I have eventually learned what to give them to keep them coming. Here you can see the tiny "solar panel" I mounted on the roof - the … Continue reading Solar illuminated bird feeder

White frost river

Winter wonderland is here! Every day is full of beautiful frozen creations of nature - where dull and grey trees, branches and bushes are getting a revamp draped in new crystallized icing suites, looking their very best ever... I know I should have used a tripod for better focus, but hey...have you ever tried to shoot … Continue reading White frost river

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Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

Today's hike took me and puppy up to and all the way around the half-frozen lake Rödvattensjön (377 masl). It is a really beautiful and peaceful area with lots of trails to discover for us. One of the trails* from here will also take you on a longer hike to Stockholmsgata.   Look at this beautiful … Continue reading Crochet merino beanie with star and waistcoat stitch

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Enchanted forest

Everything has its charm. Even the moist, slushy and gray days. We just had a period with this weather, and, even if it can crash your mood, it can also result in some cool nature experiences when the sun is trying to break through it all.. As usual me and puppy are out discovering new … Continue reading Enchanted forest

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Licence to sweep

Last year I got my licence to chimney sweep/soot and clean my own wood-fired heating boiler.  Feels really nice to be able to do this job myself, as I learn more how my house's heating system works - and surely I also save some bucks by doing it myself. After measuring the chimney's diameter I could order … Continue reading Licence to sweep

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Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden

For the third time I was ready to start my lil' solo bicycle tour after finishing my seasonal summer work in Tafjord, Norway. This year I planned to bicycle from Tafjord to Östersund in Sweden. I had a final date to keep to be home, but to avoid stressing  (after all this was my little vacation … Continue reading Biking, Hiking and Fishing Tour from Norway to Sweden

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Chill-out in the chill

For days the car did a frozen silent protest, in minus 24 degrees it just refused to start at all, and in addition to this my dear cross country skis suddenly denied to go forward, they simply had hair-raising days not suitable for frozen ski tracks ... can't fight the chill, then chill down.. Sure, I felt a … Continue reading Chill-out in the chill

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Snow heaven and hell

We probable all agree to that a snowy frozen landscape are sooo beautiful and also gives us the chance to enjoy sports like cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Personally I think that, just as being smart and eat seasonal food, we should also welcome the chance to vary our workout by the seasons. Yes, I still … Continue reading Snow heaven and hell

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Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

The latest days have offered absolutely super skiing conditions with sparkling sun, 7 -8 minus degrees and lots of snow everywhere. So this is how I will celebrate Christmas, cross-country skiing outdoors while enjoying this magic winter landscape ..together with my lapphund dog of course .. you know, gotta get out and workout after som delicious old-fashioned … Continue reading Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

Yesterday I spent an interesting and fun day in a baker's hut surrounded by beautiful winter wonderland. I hired the hut for a symbolic amount as I wanted to try baking Norwegian traditional "Nordlandslefse" or "Tjukklefse" in a real wood-burning baking oven. I's a kind of griddle cake my mother used to serve us, and those … Continue reading Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

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Cross-country skiing weekend

These days it feels absolutely right to replace my running shoes with a pair of cross-country skis now and then. There are plenty of snow up here now, so in addition to getting a lot of exercise shoveling snow in my court-yard and driveway frequent, me and puppy also gets outdoor for skiing in beautiful snow-covered … Continue reading Cross-country skiing weekend

Lappmarksvägen winter hike

Best time of the year to hike certain trails are right now, when the ground is a bit frozen, most of the greenery are bowing down and som light beautiful snow have just fallen.. no pestering insects, no soggy grounds and no clinging bush... just a frozen nature going to sleep. (Another good example when … Continue reading Lappmarksvägen winter hike

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Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

I have been hiking up to Antarsberget and the viewpoint Pokerhyllan since April this year when the trail was still covered with snow.. a natural place for me to go. And as a runner I yesterday finally ran up too. I guess that as a runner you always wonder if you can run up any goddamn trail … Continue reading Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

Lillsjön fishing

This weekend the sun finally showed up with a chilly wind, but I still wanted to check out fishing in Lillsjön, a small lake/tarn (362 masl) up in the woods in Myckelgensjö area. Must say I am really impressed how well my tiny microcar handled the last 7 km of shitty, muddy and icy gravel road, (someone had actually … Continue reading Lillsjön fishing

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Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

My first photos ever of the northern lights.. at last. I didn't have to chase it at all either, just shot them (slightly frantic) right from my lil's farms courtyard 2 nights ago. Maybe not that spectacular shots alright, but there's room for improvements indeed right? Lots of. Thank's to my puppy and our final evening … Continue reading Aurora Borealis in my courtyard