Catching the rain

At Beyond Buckthorns we have our own well. It is 12 – 13 meters deep and is connected to a pump that starts when there is demand. Well water is our drinking and washing water. In 2017 we got hit by 2 droughts. Both together made it necessary to…

Biogas Part 3 - food, storage and usage

Last part of the Biogas article originally written for Elonkehä. I suggest to read part 1 then part 2 before the article below. 

An afternoon with the Finnish Permaculture community

On the 21st of April the Finnish Permaculture Association (FPA) hosted "Permakulttuuri Nyt!" at Annala in Helsinki. About 50 - 60 permaculture enthusiast were present during the event.

Biogas Part 2 - the DIY digester and process values

Part 2 of our 3 part biogas series. If you haven't read part 1 we suggest to read part one first and then come back here. 

Biogas Part 1 - the Basics

In 2017 I wrote an article for Elonkehä about Biogas. The article was first written in English and then translated by Lumia into Finnish. Find this article devided into 3 parts here at Beyondbuckthorns.

My Deer, Aren't You Pretty and Brave!

On a February day we sat in our office working when suddenly Nick shouts: "Look, a deer!". Indeed it was a deer, walking peacefully on our open front yard, obviously on its way somewhere.