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

From the Glog

This Fall's Garden Harvest in One Post

Bean harvest 2017

Fall 2017 has been somewhat crazy. Perhaps there'll be a little retrospect on it later, but for now let's look at some of the delicious veggies we were able to harvest this autumn from our annuals garden.

Gardening

Calendula in the Garden

Bee on a calendula flower

I have a lot of calendula plants in my garden. Usually too much, as they tend to sow themselves in the fall and rise in the most surprising places the next spring. I let them rise, as they are actually really beneficial plants to have in any garden!

Food

We Decided to Make Joghurt at Home

Joghurt glass with fesh homemade joghurt

In December we were staying in Germany for Christmas and during that time we had a discussion with my parents about Finnish joghurt. If you were ever used to German joghurt you will only like some of the Finnish joghurts, perhaps the one liter fruit joghurt or the Turkish/Greek style joghurt.

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!