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First Swales and Pond on the Land

First Swales and Pond on the Land

Ever since we arrived here in 2015, we’ve been thinking about how to improve the water situation on the farm. Sweden has been drying out for the last ten years or so, with 2016 the dryest year in 40 years. This year, so far, it’s quite a bit worse. So the need for good water management […]

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Welcome to 14 Swedish Flower Hen Chicks (video)

Welcome to 14 Swedish Flower Hen Chicks (video)

Since late last night we now number 22 (macro) inhabitants on Två Ekar Gård: Us three humans, Jack the dog, four muscovy ducks, and now 14 young (5-7 weeks) swedish flower hens. The latter now occupy the little log cabin I built during last winter, and they seem to be enjoying it there. There’s much […]

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Hugelbed Diary: preparing the beds

Hugelbed Diary: preparing the beds

An explanation of why and how we started work on the first hugelbed in the mainhouse garden. Once these two fairly small beds are ready, we will work on a much larger area of the land with beds and make that into a pick-your-own-area, and one where we can harvest for produce to sell or […]

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First Design Plan of Två Ekar Gård, incl. Holis...

First Design Plan of Två Ekar Gård, incl. Holistic Grazing

For an important part winter was going to be about planning the coming season; our first as real farmers. An awful lot of thought and studying theory and talking with people has gone into it, and so far it has resulted in many ideas, insights, excitement, and… one ugly image. The image is the first extremely […]

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Permaculture Learning Teaching Community …

What are we? One reason why we struggled so long – and are still struggling – to find a fitting explanation or name for what we started to do on this land is because all names are already occupied by meanings that we partly like but partly do not feel quite comfortable with. ‘Permaculture’ is […]

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The New Ducks and Some Snow

The New Ducks and Some Snow

A very short post here with only a few pictures and a short video of our new muscovy ducks, generously donated by Eva and Sören from Västerfärnebo, and the first snow we experience on Två Ekar Gård.   Don’t you love the sound of ducks drinking?

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How to Warm a Greenhouse with Compost

How to Warm a Greenhouse with Compost

We were very happy upon arrival on our new farm last August to find that a small greenhouse was part of the deal. But with all the work on getting the main house ready for winter, there was very little time to get working on the greenhouse anytime soon. Only by October did I, with […]

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Developments on the Duck Front

Developments on the Duck Front

Winter is coming. The nights are frosty and today we’ve had the first wet snow of the season. The main house is ready for winter now, but mum’s still very busy with improving things indoors. And… we’re about to invite our first true farm animals: ducks. The pond is now ready for them, apart from […]

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Cranes spectacle over Två Ekar Gård

Cranes spectacle over Två Ekar Gård

  Alas, for now only a very short but spectacular sign of life. We’re working fulltime to get the house ready for winter, and have a friend over for two weeks who’s helping us with some tricky things in the bathrooms. In between painting, sanding and plumbing and so on, I have managed to make […]

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How to make a pond in sandy soil 2

First Water! Alas, there isn’t much time to work on our project of how to make a pond in sandy soil yet because so much of our time is still spent painting and cleaning the main house. It’s in a bad state after having not been lived in for over a year and not maintained […]

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