Sweden is on fire.
During our time off-grid, off-internet in the mountains, things have happened we were unaware about.
80 wildfires throughout the country. 44 still outof control. Fire departments and military busy everywhere. Additional choppers are called in from Norway, Germany and Lithuania. So are water bombing planes from Italy and France.
While Kristijan, south of the Alps, share the same problems Wayne has, keeping the hay dry, we haven’t had any rain to speak of since the snow melted away. Temps are constantly around 30C throughout the country and 33C (low 90s F) is reported from way north of the Polar Circle, close to the Glacial Sea.
So far no heavily populated areas are affected by the fires. Still only a couple hundred people have been evacuated but we do need rain.
On our way home we saw large areas of birch forests completly yellow. Looked more like September/October.
Most grain suffer from drought. Hay is minimal and many farmers slaughter there animals. Water dams are just about empty and power companies are giving warnings about twice the normal electric prices this coming winter unless we get a very wet fall.
Meanwhile life goes on.