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

From the Glog

Mulching for Winter

Mulching with hay and leaves

And suddenly it's November and the winter is really getting near (there's a snow storm coming tomorrow actually!) Therefore today I got started in making our garden ready for winter. I removed all plants which were either supposed to make seed but didn't have enough time to do so, or were flowers past their bloom still in the garden. Well, I of course didn't remove them from the garden, I just pulled them out and laid them on the ground as mulch.

Gardening

Meet Aronia Mitschurinii

Aronia Mitschurinii harvest

Do you know the aronia berries, also called chokeberries? We have a few bushes on our premises so we got a chance to get to know them this year and would love to share that knowledge with you, too!

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!