Winter has officially arrived. Well not officially, but for me first snow means that autumn is coming to an end, even though it always melts away for another month or even two. Here are some impressions from the garden on the 28th and 29th of October 2019.

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.

Overwintering Herbs - Trial and Error

Last summer I sowed and planted all kinds of biennial and perennial herbs in my garden.

From seed I had

  • thyme
  • marjoram
  • parsley and
  • chives

and as young plants from the garden store I bought

A House with Two Fireplaces

As the header says, our house has two beautiful, old fireplaces, and finally both of them are operational!

Our Cozy Winter Home

The winter has arrived, and even though this is not the High North of Westerors it does get cold in here too. Well, we are in latitude 61°, which is not very high up in Finland but looking at it globally it very much is! We get the winters the latitude suggests: cold, snowy, long.

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Bean harvest 2017
The first bunch of daffodils is open
Thinned out carrots
Black currant making roots
Presentation at the FPA event
Pickled green tomatoes it is
hammock at Beyondbuckthorns
2 nearly ripe tomatoes in a small tomato green house