Living beyond sea buckthorns. A journey into permaculture, gardening, biogas and food in rural Finland, Laitikkala

From the Glog

We finally start the harvest season

Green peas growing

Did I mention that the spring and summer 2017 have been awfully cold and rainy? I think I have, in every post since March! It's true, but I am very glad to tell you that August has finally been somewhat nicer. There has been warmth and decent amounts of rain, and we've seen some progress in the garden.

Gardening

One Year Beyond Buckthorns

Blue cornflowers

One year ago today beyondbuckthorns.com said "Hello World!" Unbelievable, right? Time really flies. Like this summer. Since early June we've been kind of waiting for the summer to start, so we can blog some garden progress... well, here we are, end of July, and the summer has never really started. Thus the lack of blog posts.

Food

Lingonberry Creations

Mashed Finnish lingonberries

Happy new year 2017! The new year has started with beautiful, cold weather and lots of plans for the next year! However there is not that much we can actually do in the garden, so I thought I'd use the throwback Thursday excuse to post something from last harvest season! I never shared all the ways we conserved lingonberries.

Chase and Snow

Who we are

When we got the offer from Lumias mother to take over her two-hectare premises in the countryside of Finland we jumped for joy. For us living in the countryside in a house with a big garden was a big dream - after years and years of city dwelling we had grown to realize we want to live in nature, with nature, and this was our chance.

After one and a half years of learning, planning and jumping for joy we packed our bags in Germany and moved into our new home in May 2016. Join us on our journey in making the premises our dream come true - a Nordic permaculture paradise!