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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 […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to make a pond in sandy soil without liner

How to make a pond in sandy soil without liner

Work on our first pond has started in the garden by the main house. Work has been shared fairly (based roughly on body weight) by Arthur and first woofer Jack. Digging the pond takes place during a few short bursts of an intensive digging frenzy throughout the day, with equal emphasis on short and intensive. That’s […]

Getting to know the land of Två Ekar Gård

Getting to know the land of Två Ekar Gård

Last week I went to Två Ekar for the very first time. Living in the South of Sweden, it takes all together 7 ½ hours by public transport to get to Råda, about 8km away from the farm, thus I couldn’t be there when my farm-mates visited the farm in May. Luckily last week Arthur […]

We Have Arrived On Två Ekar Gård

Rådasjön.

We have set foot on Två Ekar Gård. Carla and I arrived on the 31st of July, and Annika joined us on the 11th of August. Only yesterday did we finally manage to establish internet connection, so hence the silence. It has been wonder-filled to take the first tiny steps of the long process of getting […]

Why “Två Ekar Gård”?

Radja, the white shepherd.

This is an explanation of why our farm is going to be called Två Ekar Gård (Two Oak Farm) as a commemoration of Radja, our canine companion who was going to be the fourth partner in our endeavours.