A morning of post-travel sleep left me with enough energy to help secure the last of the twelve fruit trees at the mill, and make little name signs for all the varieties.
Thanks to the new door and my dehumidifier, the workshop is finally down to 54% air humidity, suitable for instrument building. We also had many good discussions with some lovely visitors about them potentially moving here, and the future of the project. Tomorrow some pigs will arrive to help us plough the garden, and while I was away a pair of barn owls moved into one of the dead poplar trunks by the gate. Generally everything’s looking up…
Sighted a majestic sky whale hovering low over the mountains to the south-east of Reykjavik this morning.
Any assertion that it was in fact some ski slopes lit up in the dark will be met with insistent mutterings about celestial cetaceans.
Went whale watching, saw several dolphins, two minke whales, a load of puffins and several thousand unexpected jellyfish.
Comic highlight when the announcer tried to give us a sense of just how big blue whales can be…
“Imagine a basketball court, with a blue whale in. That basketball game… would be over”
#watching Insect Dissection. Amazing stuff, but I wish they'd stop using “insect” and “bug” interchangeably.
Conclusion from today’s discussion: #cat owners should be required to eat any small animals their feline pets kill/maim and bring back as gifts.
It must be amazing to be a squirrel and really be able to experience the world in three dimensions. We only really get 2 and a half.
This is an excellent explanation of why I throw water at cats in my garden: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill
I love going for a walk and having bats flying around my head.