Friday, 29 August 2008

Expensive blueberries

I have heard that the global warming bring more rain to Finland. Well, the words “global warming” I understand as “it will be warmer globally”.

And it sure has brought us a more than fair share of rain this year.
The swallows left for south extremely early, already in beginning of august, and the weather has been intermittent heavy rain and colder than normal for this time of year.

Only two years ago we had the worst heat wave on this very same time, in august!
The wild berry crop will be the smaller than normal. So opposed to the “warming”, this year there was might frost when the blueberries, or bilberries as some call them, were blooming. Too cold for the blossoms, with hardly no bees around to pollinate them there are hardly any berries to pick.

There were also much less insects around this summer. I had high hopes that our youngest, the now soon-to be 11 months old kitten, would had at least flies flying in through the open windows to catch. With her being an indoor cat, this will be her only way to follow her basic instincts of hunting. There were only little tiny flies that live in the dirt of flower pots, which she was happy enough to chase around oblivious to her surroundings.

This year they say blueberries will be as expensive as cloudberries, and they are quite expensive mind you!

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