I thought I’d take you for a tour of the lower parts of the garden including the forest garden. No commentary, let’s just listen to the birds and observe. In the first video, I unexpectedly stumble on a willow warbler (løvsanger), my first in the garden this year, foraging on the ground in the cold weather….you can otherwise hear singing redwing (rødvingetrost), great tit (kjøttmeis), fieldfare (gråtrost), meadow pipit (heipiplerke), house sparrow (gråspurv) and blue tit (blåmeis) in one of the two videos.
The wrecked greenhouse made me realise I should concentrate on growing climate friendly vegetables that don’t need expensive climate modification, so I never rebuilt it :) It was a SIGN!
A lot of the snow disappeared from the garden over the last week with temperatures mainly on the plus side and we thankfully missed the worst of the winds on Friday night when a lot of damage was caused elsewhere along the Norwegian coast in a major storm “Tor” in which record wind speeds were recorded on the outer coast. A light snowfall this morning and the sun appeared. A working day in the garden coppicing a Hazel tree… A little sign of spring too with a Christmas Rose about to flower!