So far the structure is up and the roof is on. I am using reused planks.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I have two large patches of Jerusalem Artichokes which are withering. I have cut them down with scythe
I ran the stalks thorough the garden shredder before placing onto the compost pile to speed up decomposition. I have coppiced many small Alder trees and now they are sending out new shots. Alder is a very good at fixing Nitrogen so I will make sure to cut them all down together with leaves and run them through the shredder. I have need for lots of compost soil and I better make that happen :)
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I have planted Sarpo Mira potatoes in 2x2 meter raised bed and I did plant them very close to each other. But this didn't cause any issues and they once again (3rd year) didn't get any blight problems :) Truly this sort is blight resistant!
These will be used for planting next year in our large kitchen garden.
Lots of potatoes from a 2 square meters raised bed :)
Friday, October 10, 2014
We have sown white clover and grasses on 1 hectare for our sheep and bees. They are growing very well. This is the south side of our small forest.
and this is the west side of our forest. To the right you can see a long row of well established Willow
Some of the clover has started to bloom already :)
We will get the sheep in January or February. I must start building a sheep shed soon and fixing the electricity fence.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
They don't want people capable of critical thinking but obedient sheep who follow the orders
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
We have got a Fig tree as a present and today we have found a place for it. On the south side of our house there is an old well filled with sand. I dag out some of the sand and placed lots of soil in the hole. I then placed a pallet crate which I also filled with soil to raise it above the ground level so to get good drainage. I planted the Fig tree and mulched the whole thing with aged wood chips. May it grow well.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
My wife decided today to let the duckling out of their coop and test how it goes with our dog who was very excited (in a negative way) when he saw the ducklings for the first time. Now after 6 weeks our Bailey the dog seems very calm around them. They could see each other through the fence for the last 6 weeks and I think that helped them to accept each other.
Even though I feel sick today (sore throat and stiff neck) I managed to move 3 pallets of insulation material onto the loft (through the window). Soon to start insulating because the weather has turned colder here in Scandinavia.