Panoramic view to the south
Pictures of the house follow.
From north to south:
From east and from north-west:
Onlt two of the three rooms on the first storey provide some living conditions. An ald cast iren stove is used for heating and cooking.
The barn is a two storey stone building. The ground floor is somewhat dug into the ground. There is a wooden door and a window in front. The second floor is open from the fron and is used to store straw. While the roof is still in a good condition, it is better for someone lighter than me to collect the apples from the adjecent tree. Just to minimise the number of broken tiles …
This picture represents part of the site with the house and the barn. The arrow points into the direction of the meadow.
Three years ago the garden was divided into 5 pieces where bio-dynamic crop rotation is applied.
In 2015 I used the bio-dynamic preparation for the first time. I have sprayed with nettle tea.
This is how it looked like in autumn 2013, next to it – summer 2014:
Various vegetables, flowers and herbs are grown in the gаrden. There are several local bean varieties, potatoes, гулия, carrots, peas, репички, tomatoes. Spinach, salad, parsley, dill,various mint varieties. There are various strawberry varieties, including wild ones. I’ve sawn rye, eincorn, oats, milt, buckwheat, maize, barley, and an ancient Scandinavian wheat called Ølandshvede. Two years ago I planted two vines with the aim to provide shade in the summer and juicy fruit in autumn. There is also horseradish, comfrey, pumpkins, black and red currant and raspberries.
Oland wheat (Ølandshvede)
Most of the wheat varieties I plant to preserve the seeds, looking for more ground to saw bigger plots.
I have also quite some flowers and herbs. There is also plenty of nettle growing around. коприва в изобилие.
THE FRUIT TREES
Some of the fruit trees are growing on site already for quite some years. Despite that I prefer to leave them there and make efforts to revive them. After having made several conversations with them they already start to show their gratitude – one of the apple trees which hadno apples at all in the first year, was covered with juicy apples for the second year in a row now! This year the pears also bore a lot of fruit for the first time in three years..
The walnut trees and one of the apple trees seem to have caught some disease. I need to study what it is, so I can know how to heal them.
Some of the older trees need pruning. I also consider grafting, so if someone has experience here – please let me know.
Just over a year ago Minka, the neighbour’s cow, used to graise here. Minke is gone now. I kept the the memories of the most delicious fresh milk and thickest cow milk yoghurt I’ve ever tasted so far. Minka’s horns were kept as well and I use them for the bio-dynamic preparations. This way Minka continues to support the meadow and the garden, even though she’s gone…