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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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