Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Frost called

And it wasn’t the inspector… Last night, the temperature dropped to -8°C (16°F). Everything turned silvery for a day.



Well, almost everything. The spruce trees, high as they are, had enough sunshine to wear off the frost.

A recent storm had tumbled down one of the spruces bordering the garden on two sides. Small damages like this provide us with plenty of firewood for the wood-burning ovens. So today he pulled on his chainsaw and cut the trunk into pieces on the uncultivated piece of land between our garden and the neighbours’ place.


While I cleared out the branches and other mess to be burned in an open fire one fine winter day he took the logs to the woodshed. There they will be introduced to the wood splitter but only after proper winter is here. When the logs are frozen the splitting job will be much easier for all parties concerned.

I am writing this very late in the evening and it is raining again. No more frost at least for a day or two but hopefully many more glorious sunsets shining behind the barn. We might even have some snow towards the end of the week should we be in luck. Maybe the meteorologists have got it right for once.


10 comments:

  1. Ihania huurrekuvia! Kiitos että jaoit ne kanssamme.

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    1. Täytyy ottaa ilo irti pienistä hetkistä. Tänään oli taas märkää ja harmaata.

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  2. We rarely have frost that thick! It looks so beautiful and the colours of the sunset against the barn are superb. x
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. All that was gone today but there is some hope...

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  3. Kauniita hetkià ja kuvia! Tààllàkin tàllà viikolla pakkasòità...

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    1. Olenkin katsellut, ettei viime aikoina ole ollut montakaan astetta Italian säätiloihin eroa.

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  4. Such beautiful colours and those skies are magical.

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    1. A little bit of magic every once in a while is certainly good for your soul.

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  5. And those colours - amazing! Taikatunnelmia, kyllä!

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