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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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The Farce That Was COP21 Paris Climate Summit

In essence COP21 was not ‘too little too late’, nor ‘a first step in the right direction’. If it is a fundamental change, it is not a fundamental change for the sake of a living planet, but one for the sake of those who already have just about everything, and a means to divide between […]

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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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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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Why We Left Scotland: Land Ownership Needs Refo...

Mum and I lived in Scotland from 2008-2014. In November 2014 we left and moved to Sweden. Why? The picture here explains a good part of it, because much of it comes down to land ownership. The following points say a bit more: There is a lot of land, but hardly any of it is […]

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Questions About Hot Composting and Humanure

For a good few months now I have been waiting impatiently for the opportunity to try out the hot composting method such as taught by Geoff Lawton​. See for example the following video from J&J Acres which explains the big differences between hot composting and the kind of composting where you put down materials and […]

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