Soo... about to make some changes here as I'm really struggling with keeping this blog running. First of all, as you might have noticed, I'm switching back to english as I've always found it easier to express myself in it, and besides most of the people following me on social media have another native language than swedish. Nouw is a great platform for blogging so I'll stick to it for now. So, where were we?
Right, personal stuff... Slept in until 11 today, me and E are on my farm in Småland, as usual. I can't even remember the last time I spent time somewhere else during the weekends. After lunch I went out and started clearing brush and trees around the borders of my land, creating a boundary to make the border easier to trace. It is now marked with yellow poles, but was in the past marked with landmark stones. These stones are still visible in many places such as the one in the picture below. The square on the stone means that the landmark stone is standing on a corner where two or more border lines meet up. It is no coincidence that this is also the letter ingwaz in the Elder Futhark. The stones were placed in the 1850's when something called "laga skifte" took place in Sweden, which basically meant a major reorganization of land and property. Farms that before were gathered close together was spread out and relocated in order for each farmer to get a bigger and better organized property.
Later in the evening we went for a drive. Our mission was to find a sacrificial well (in lack of a better word, it is actually a spring). Local legends say that the well has been known for several hundreds of years, and when I first found it a couple of years ago it was filled with coins from the 1800's. It is supposed to bring luck and wealth, so naturally we put in a coin each in the water. It's quite a peculiar formation on a rock in the middle of the forest. On could only start to think about how it looked there in the past, as the forest around the spring has a different look, and the ground looks like it could very well have been farmland once.
It was still light outside when we got back to the car so we decided to take a longer route home, passing through some places I haven't been to for a very long time. During the drive we saw about eight moose, but none of them were interested in staying and posing for us in front of the camera. Can't really blame em'... So now it's bedtime soon, I have no plans for tomorrow, though there is sooo much that needs to be done...