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Home Sweet

home-sweet

A fresh drone picture of our little oasis in the forest.

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Before & After

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Putting the axe into the right spot and then hitting it with a sledgehammer turns out to work nicely for splitting larger logs. Small ones are easier to just chop.

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Mist Magic

mist-magic

The photo does not do it justice, the magical fog early this morning, when the sun was just about to break through it.

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Hops

hops

Our two new hop plants, the old Swedish varieties Grimsarbo and Olarsbo, seem to be growing nicely. For the first year, I dont't expect them to make it all the way up their respective 6m high poles, or produce any amount of cones that will be worth harvesting.

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Grill

grill

Barbecue season started last week-end.

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Bärfis

barfis

The eggs that the stink bug (Swedish bärfis, which translates to "berry fart") laid under our new parasol literally* five minutes after I put it up.

* and I mean literally, not figuratively, as has become the more common meaning of the word. Is there a new word for literally literally?

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Veggies

veggies

This year's veggie garden is taking shape. Note the pole for birds of prey to sit on, which we raised in the hope for them to eat the voles that invaded last year.

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Stilleben

stilleben

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Water Wheel

water-wheel

One of the two water wheels in the nearby mill. I spend all day there yesterday to free it from the bushes that were in the process of overgrowing it.

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Progress

progress

About two thirds done with planting 4000 saplings on 2.5ha of forest area. The colored lines are GPS-tracks of how I walked (a bit incomplete), which is mostly determined by terrain.

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