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The Radical Election

Tomorrow the Greeks go back to the polls in one of the most historically important elections of the century so far.  Having put our garden tools and pointing up trowels down for the weekend we’d like to follow on from … Continue reading

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Hügelkultur: High Beds

Hügelkultur, a German concept, translates as ‘hill culture’.  Simply put, it means burying lots of wood under soil and then planting into it.  Sepp Holzer, the Swiss permaculturalist, broadly popularised it and some american enthusiasts have gone some lengths to … Continue reading

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Beneath the Euro-Crisis

Last week, the organisation for economic co-operation and development declared that the biggest threat to the global economy was the euro-crisis.  Understanding the euro crisis is essential to everyone but unfortunately, clear, elucidating analysis of the euro-crisis is hard to … Continue reading

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Freedom is Slavery

Our latest volunteers, Locke and Jessy, were two delightful eighteen year olds taking a discovery summer before embarking on further education.  They hailed from Missoula Montana bringing tea and news of freedom from the land of freedom.  The tea was … Continue reading

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With new made dells and cuckoo’s yells

Our cat Loki  wanders the hills screeching a mating call to non-present tomcats.  For the first time in our lives we’ve heard the song of a cuckoo that wasn’t wooden and stuffed in a tall clock.  And we have switched … Continue reading

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The Nature of Change

We have a large number of tall swaying black poplars that perch on the hill peering over the primary garden.  They grow fast and are weak and, unlike oaks or pines, will not stand for a hundred years.  If we … Continue reading

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Merry Modranekt

For Europe this is the season of darkness. Before moving here we lived in a culture that drowned creativity.   At this time of year our ears and eyes would be filled with the buzzing of lighted sales and ornamented … Continue reading

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¡Abandoned Village!

We went on an expedition last week seeking out an abandoned village we heard of nearby.  Unnarr found a place full of things to smell and gnaw, like a deer leg he merrily chewed all the way home.  We found … Continue reading

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Progress! Purrs and Preserves

Autumn deepens.  It has threatened us with firestorms that we smelt over the ridge and battered us with rain and a fierce wind that blew all away our many coloured leaves.  For Samhain we played story-telling games into the night … Continue reading

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Newcomers: Autumn and Unnar

With much ignorance and perseverance we have managed to turn sloe berries into extremely astringent sloe jam and have an additional large jar of sloe gin brewing for future winters’ cheer.  Strawberry tree jam is being poured into jars today. … Continue reading

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