This acrylic canvas painting of an Arctic Tern was a Christmas present, so now that the gift has been given I can post it here: Tux's family lives near the coast, and when we visit I enjoy watching terns hover over the water, scouting for fish before they strike. As usual with phone pictures, the colours … Continue reading Arctic Tern Painting and Winter Update
I have a vivid memory, more like a nightmare, from when I was in grade one (around 6 years old) of a teacher shouting at me for putting a whole apple with just a couple of bites out of it into the school worm bin. This was my first introduction to vermicomposting, and I remember feeling intense shame while I was told (harshly) … Continue reading We have worms!
Finally! After several long weeks of ending each day with a high-five, celebrating that we made it 24 hours closer to the farm, moving day actually came. We packed up the van and drove down to meet with the previous owner. He gave us a thorough walkthrough of the house, talking about chimneys and … Continue reading First Weekend at the Farm
Finally, after just over four weeks I've decided to harvest my solar infused plantain oil and make a homemade bug bite remedy. The picture above is from when I first added the leaves to oil. I should have taken a picture of the jar before I strained the oil out but I completely forgot. It looked quite … Continue reading Plantain Salve for Bug Bites
We went to visit the farm today and explore the surrounding area a little bit. We still have to wait a few weeks before we can move, but the current owner was kind enough to let us store some stuff there while we work on selling the apartment in Oslo. It turns out Notodden, the town … Continue reading Exploring our new home
We bought a farm! Finally the long, difficult hunt is over. After a roller coaster of almosts and maybes, we have landed on a nearly perfect place and have already started prepping for the big move. No more urban noise keeping us up and stressing us out, no more construction dust coating everything we own (including … Continue reading We bought a farm!