Category Archives: Updates

Jack Paris

    Paris has begun taking time off from building our farm to write articles, a novel and a few other things too. He has setup a new website for his writing at Jack Paris. His first article is out in the … Continue reading

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Drying Out

We have survived a very wet winter.  Thanks to arctic ice-melt March was the rainest since 1944, February the second rainest February on historical record and January the rainiest January in one hundred years. We still have a few streams … Continue reading

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Winter Wonders

So.  Enough time has passed that some people are curious about what’s going on here.  After a long summer of visitors, family and friends we’ve now settled into our reclusive winter mode.  With hot water and heating issues inside the … Continue reading

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One Year!

Exactly one year ago today we woke up for the first time on our land, having slept on a rickety broken metal sofa frame in our damp, muddy ‘house’.  In that year we’ve built rooms with doors, white-washed the walls … Continue reading

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Garden Explosion!

These hot months sailing by have been laden with summer visitors (family, friends and volunteers), fresh fruit and much work.   The garden is now an explosion of sunflowers stretching way up from the high bed, bending up towards the … 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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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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