Climate change strikes again. After the extremely snowy winter, snow melt here in Lapland caused quite a bit of flooding. Water in the lake hardly reached the normal level before the rainy part of the summer started. Flood pools near the shorelines offered an excellent breeding ground for insects. Insect eating birds and their little … More Too many rain drops and other summer tales
It was another busy summer! We were simply too busy to write about it. But at least we took some pictures. One of the first duties of the season was rearranging the growing place for young asparagus plants. There always must be new trials, some for each season. This mysterious group of seedlings is one … More Just like summers used to be – before they invented holidays!
Our chickens and house rabbits really love to eat fresh juicy young shoots, you only have to watch them in the summer to see this when they are out in the garden. But there is this issue between birdies and bunnies and their pleasures: the Lapland winter. The garden grazing is even limited by the spring curfew: Finnish … More A Taste of Spring Every Day
Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers, finally at the end of summer. 2016. We have once again succeeded to grow the possibly most expensive tomatoes and cucumbers anywhere. Well production costs for this little bowl of salad satisfaction are well above the price we can pay in the local shops, but you can’t get that home grown … More Almost giant pumpkin
The kitchen garden is a great place to invest those idle moments that occur between the long winters here. We enjoy our gardening activities as a family, just a little competition of course to spice up life, biggest pumpkin, rudest carrot that sort of thing. However our biggest pumpkin challenge fell on its face as … More Meanwhile in the kitchen garden