Archives for: "July 2016"

Reforestation

July 27th, 2016

Earlier this year we bought about 50 spruce plants, so hopefully in a couple of years we have a lot of Christmas trees available. Back in May my father and I did prepare the location, had to cut down a lot of Sambucus Racemosa (Rødhyll), a plant which is actually blacklisted here in Norway. A real pain in the ass, it grows very fast and forces away other species which naturally belongs here. A lot of work collecting all the branches.

When done, time to plant the spruces. I did this on the 16´th of May

And this picture was taken yesterday, a lot of fresh Rødhyll. The fight continues to ensure good conditions for the spruces.

My latest book - War and Peace vol II, Leo Tolstoj

July 14th, 2016

Now finished War and Peace volume two. Two to go, must ... be strong and keep on reading...

Trip to Hærfangkjerka

July 7th, 2016

Two days ago Espen and I decided to take an evening run to Hærfangkjerka. Read a lot about it http://www.norsknatur.no/boker/romerike/harfang.htm and seen plenty of pictures. I even have tried to find it myself, but back then I had to little time before it got dark, so I gave up. But this time of the year no problem. About half an hour running from Skjatvet http://www.skjatvet.no/, then 10 minutes of climbing on slippery rocks with moss, but finally there

Instead of climbing back down again, it is possible to find your way through the cave, but we did not try it out this time.

Nice view.

Been there, done that, most likely I will return with my kids, but have to wait until they get a lot older. To dangerous for small kids to go there.

I am (or could be) eligible for a U.S. citizenship

July 4th, 2016

Pasture tending - removing dooryard docks

July 1st, 2016

Time for the yearly dooryard docks tending. I think it was even more than last year. Most of them was possible to pull up with the root, which will make it go away for good. If the root stays it will return next year. I have also removed all lupins, since they are blacklisted.