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.
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.
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.
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.
We Construct a New Building
We have started the build of a workshop, with bathrooms, a large food prepping kitchen and holiday lets. Our budget is 1 mill SEK and we plan to do most of the work ourselves. The building is a major part of our plan to live off the farm and will also have solar panels on the entire roof towards the south.
Growing Sunflowers for the First Time
This year I’ve grown sunflowers for the first time. They are magnificent flowers and I hope to be able to harvest seeds from them too.