Welcome to our small homestead in Sweden

This is our small farm in Sweden. It is 17 acres (or 7 hectare) whereof half is forest and half is arable fields. For the time being we only use a small part of the fields and a neighbour cuts the grass to maintain the fields. But we have many plans and projects and you are welcome to read about them here.

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Dreaming about Summer

While the snow piles down and the temperature creeps down to minus 20 degrees Celsius, it is good to think about the summer ahead as well as the summer past. Here, I have put together a film and nice images from the garden last summer.

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Apple Juice and more

Nothing tastes like natural apple juice. No sugar added. Just pure juice – delicious. Here are descriptions of the two methods I have used to make juice.

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Fruity Fruitcake

The fruitcake contains a lot of dried fruit (600 g), and you can use any kind of fruit that you like. The recipe is easy to make and here is a description of how you do it.

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Success Tart Cookie

My Success Tart Cookies are based on a Norwegian kake called The Success Tart (Suksessterte). It was invented in Vadsø in the late 1970s and quickly spread all over Norway. Today, you’ll find a lot of different versions of the recipe, but my cookies are based on the original recipe that I received from a native.

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Apple Butter

I have used the remains after steaming apples juice to make a tasty apple butter that can be used for baking or as a bread spread. See the recipe here.

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Summer Season – Highs and Lows

The summer is usually a busy season. We’ve had lots of visitors and taken time off from our projects. However, the plants have produced an abundance of flowers and food for us to enjoy and preserve.

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With a Little Help From our Friends

Finishing the roof on our new build has taken time, but with the help from neighbours, family and friends, the roof is finally complete. All of us have been challenged to do things we have never tried before. The «boys» have laid solar panels and roof tiles and the «girls» have handled power tools and new trades.

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Gardening with an excavator and two tractors

Some people claim that you can do almost anything with a tractor and an excavator. During 2022, we have done a lot of gardening with an excavator. We have created a large fire pit behind the house as well as creating a new flower bed and planting.

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Garden Walks 2022

Chatting about the garden at Bliderud through a series of garden walks from April to July 2022. Images from the pond and the stream.

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Successes and failures Growing Food

The garden season 2022 is over. To our astonishment, we were harvesting produce, like salad, leek, kale, carrots, and parsnip until the end of November. That is not normal. Yet, it is time to sum up what went well and what we were less successful with this year.

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We are

A couple that rapidly is reaching the age of retirement. We currently work in Norway and the farm is our retirement plan.
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apple-juice

Apple Juice and more

Nothing tastes like natural apple juice. No sugar added. Just pure juice – delicious. Here are descriptions of the two methods I have used to make juice.

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tagetes

Summer Season – Highs and Lows

The summer is usually a busy season. We’ve had lots of visitors and taken time off from our projects. However, the plants have produced an abundance of flowers and food for us to enjoy and preserve.

Read More
solar-panel-workers

With a Little Help From our Friends

Finishing the roof on our new build has taken time, but with the help from neighbours, family and friends, the roof is finally complete. All of us have been challenged to do things we have never tried before. The «boys» have laid solar panels and roof tiles and the «girls» have handled power tools and new trades.

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