Travelling alone - pitstop in the mustache capital

July 30th, 2015

Travelling alone by train to Mosjøen today, going to pick up my two oldest boys, they have been on vacation for almost a week now. Pitstop in Trondheim, the mustache capital. This time, instead of eating at Burger King I went for Indian food, strong off course. And to drink I picked the most expensive beer I've ever tasted (as I remember), 0,6 l for 129,- NOK, was good!

Kick- and motorbike

July 26th, 2015

Had my motorbike for service a while ago, and to get from the dealer to work I brought my kickbike as well. Seemed a bit strange at first maybe...

Preparing the pasture

July 26th, 2015

This week I have been preparing pasture for our neighbors horses. My dad has helped me out (together with my neighbor and my brother). We have prepared the electrical fence and also did some forest tending using the pasture chopper (?).

Weed tending

July 26th, 2015

A weed is a plant that is not only in the wrong place, but intends to stay. — Sara Stein.

Weed tending a couple of weeks ago, removing a lot of dooryard docks and spear thistles. When having the proper gloves it is quite easy to get rid of the thistles, just pulling them straight up.

And note, weed as in Norwegian "ugress", not weed as in weed meaning cannabis :-)

Walking through the rye field

July 26th, 2015

The boys where our walking through the rye here the other day. Following the tracks from the tractor they totally disappeared since the rye is so high, only showing the landing net carried by Iver.

Ant workout

July 20th, 2015

An ant working out just outside of our house here the other day.

Plenty of firewood

July 20th, 2015

My father in-law had finally managed to cut all the firewood, so then I picked up the rest. I did force the last load on Espen, since we do actually have ...enough...

My latest books - Jules Verne

July 20th, 2015

Last week when away on vacation I read two books with five stories written by Jules Verne

  • En reise til jordens indre (Voyage au centre de la terre)
  • 5 uker i ballong (Cinq semaines en ballon)
  • Reisen til månen (De la Terre à la Lune)
  • En ferd rundt månen (Autour de la Lune)
  • Et drama i luften (Un drame dans les airs)

Amazed by the level of details in the stories. Also fun/interesting to read how his view of Africa was now almost 150 years ago, or actually it is 150 years ago.

Unwanted visitors in the garden

July 12th, 2015

Two weeks ago we had a visitor in the garden of the house that we rent out. The driver came from Løken and somehow managed to come very close to the trash stand, I guess he touched it the the mirror of car. You can see a crack and that the tiles have been moved. Then jumped on to the lawn and rolled over, broken glass on the lawn as well.

The article from the newspaper the day after can be read here at

Weather pictures

June 29th, 2015

Weather pictures from three days ago.