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.

tractor-digger

Fire on the Farm

Last night was dramatic on the farm. An old tractor digger we have borrowed from a friend self ignited and started to burn. I don’t know how it started, but I first noticed the smell, then saw what I first thought was fog. However, the combination made me run to find out what was happening.

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apple-blossom

Flower season kick off

Despite the cold weather, the plants are ready for a new season. Tulips, daffodils and fruit trees are competing for our attention and we’re looking forward to a new season in the garden.

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Poles

Spring Activities

April has been very cold with temperatures between 6-15 degrees celsius and lots of frost nights. However, in the greenhouse, the plants are doing fine.

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garden-pond

An Early Spring Garden Tour

It is the end of March 2022 and our garden is in the early awakening stages. This is the first in a series of garden tours which will show the changing seasons and development in our garden.

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orangery

Building an Orangery

We started building an orangery in April 2020. However, due to Corona-restrictions, traveling between Norway and Sweden has been difficult in periods. The construction has therefore taken us almost two years to complete.

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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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transporting fire wood

Winter Work making Firewood

The trees on our property is a mixture of spruce and deciduous trees like birch, European ash, and common aspen. Spruce, like the Norway spruce and Scots pine are cultivated for forestry. Forestry is a big business

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Planting 1000 Flower Bulbs

This autumn I have treated myself to huge amounts of flower bulbs. Bulbs are expensive to buy, both in Norway and Sweden. When we were in Poland a couple of years ago, I was surprised that the

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How the farm started

In 2017 my husband and I bought a small farm in Sweden. It was an act of spontaneity that changed our lives for good. A year after, we had sold our house in Norway and moved to

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