First Snow Flakes Falling on Finish Soil

Yes, on the 25th of October 2016 the first snow flakes were falling on Finish soil. I have to addmit: I do like snow. So I got really excited about it and shot a small clip.

Garlic bulbs

Planting Winter Garlic

Did you know that in cold climates it's better to plant garlic in the fall than in spring? It gives it a head start and enables it to grow big bulbs by the next fall.

Part of our organic corn harvest

We Are Harvesting our Corn

When a friend of ours who lives a few kilometres from us said that he would be harvesting their corn the next day, we thought that we should look after ours as well. On the next day the weather wasn't that nice, so we decided to wait a little longer.

Cucumbers to be pickled

Cucumber Frenzy

We did have some cucumbers growing in our garden, but not enough to make conserves of them.

Carrots in sand

Conserving the Carrots In Sand

We had a lots of carrots in our garden. Before frost we harvested them all, Lumias Mom came over to help on a sunny day and we got everything out in an hour or so. But the problem really is: we can't eat them all at once. So we searched for an option to preserve carrots.

2 nearly ripe tomatoes in a small tomato green house

The Last Tomatoes - or: Winter Is Coming

When we came to Finland I immediately started building a small tomato green house. I built it from old cupboard parts, basically with nearly no costs at all - just for the screws and the PVC foil.

Mustikkakukko served

Mustikkakukko - Recipe and How-To

One of the tastiest, most original Finnish pastries I have ever tasted is the mustikkakukko. It is a traditional sweet pastry from Savo region in the east of Finland.

Cranes over the barn

Welcome October

It's the 1st of October. In Finland, the summer is definitely over. The leaves are dropping, the temperatures are dropping and the amound of daylight hours is declining too. The garden is getting emptier also.

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.

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Joghurt glass with fesh homemade joghurt
Part of our organic corn harvest
Bee on a calendula flower
Tiny mandala garden with a sea buckthorn
Corn leaves
Black currant jam
Garlic bulbs
Detail photograph of a red currant by Dominik Jais