Flower power

I have been thinking about the blog a lot lately, but the task of trying to catch up on EVERYTHING that has happened since I last posted anything has been overwhelming. So I thought I'd let this feeling grow by waiting some more. And then, today, I thought I'll just get going by not trying … Continue reading Flower power

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Northern gardening lesson #1: Pregrow everything

This is my second year growing stuff on actual soil, not just a balcony and a kitchen window sill. Last year's lesson: pregrow EVERYTHING. I learned that one by not pregrowing anything except for tomatoes. And those still didn't ripen fast enough before it got too cold. In my defense, we talked to our neighbors … Continue reading Northern gardening lesson #1: Pregrow everything

Harvest

When  I was growing tomatoes on the balcony of our apartment in Gothenburg, I decided that I would call it a success if I could get just one tomato out of it. I even insisted on taking the plants with us when we moved. They survived, and we got more than one tomato (not a … Continue reading Harvest

WWOOF | Törnagården

I'm back. It feels weird being in our apartment again after wwoofing a week on the country-side. At least it's finally green around here, too. This past week was amazing and inspiring in so many ways. Initially we had planned on staying with two, maybe three different wwoof hosts. We ended up staying at Törnagården … Continue reading WWOOF | Törnagården

Living the country life

I am back from another trip. More inspired than ever! I do apologize, though, to certain friends (Lisa, you know who you are) who worried my offline-ness might translate to "something bad happened". Note to self: in the time and age of "There is no offline, there is only away from keyboard", announce any awol … Continue reading Living the country life

A house of one’s own

Why even pretend to be modest. No, I don't just want a room of my own, I want a house. Right now I have neither (who invented this bedroom-living-room situation for couples anyway?). What I do have is access to hemnet.se, a website where you can check out on a map which houses are for … Continue reading A house of one’s own