Homestead

The right choice

The more and more I get to think about our house the better it feels. For the past two years Mr LIL and I have been struggling to find a housing solution that fits our needs. Since we didn’t get to move to the tiny house my head has been everywhere and calculated every option. …

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Our small scale garden plans

The time has finally come to start preparing for the gardening season! We have quite a lot less space this year since we only have our balcony and inside our apartment but it is going to be packed with as many vegetable plants as I can fit! The plan is to grow tomatoes, carrots, sugar …

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Kombucha!

I tasted kombuncha a couple of weeks ago after hearing about the health benefits of kombucha. It has been made for thousands of years in Japan, China and Russia. It is a fremented drink made out of tea, sugar and yeast/bacterial culture. It tastes faintly of vinegar and it also gets naturally carbonated. I enjoy …

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Volunteering at the 4H farm

Today I was at a course to become a weekend volunteer at a 4H farm in Stockholm. I grew up very close to the farm so I have been there a lot when I was a kid and it’s such a wonderful atmosphere. 4H’s mission is to spread knowledge about endangered Swedish farm animals, how …

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Homesteading thoughts

We were at a spa in Norrtälje (north of Stockholm) this weekend with Mr LILs family. It was his parents very generous Christmas present to us. It is towards Norrtälje that we are looking for potential homestead locations so the drive back among the wintery fields and woods bathed in sun was very moving. It …

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Apples galore

We stopped by my brother and his girlfriend’s house last weekend to help them harvest their apples. Even though it has barely rained since April they had lots of apples on their three apple trees. They wanted to harvest as many as possible because they are going to make apple juice from them. As a …

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