How hard can it be to make a willow obelisk?

You know how you get that brilliant idea? You can really see the thing you imagined before you, and you figure, that isn’t even hard to do.Yeah… famous last thoughts.I wanted a simple willow obelisk for my sweet peas in the garden. Not even a big one because it is for a large pot I…

Throwing stuff into the ground and hoping for the best

For those of you who never tried to move a giant rhubarb plant that was very well established where it used to grow – I can tell you that it requires a large portion of determination and zero fucks to give about gardening in style. This is sweaty and heavy – and you will probably…

When a whole lot of nothing is progress

Major steps made in preparing the vegetable garden today.The Jerusalem artichokes were dug out of the ground and the major part of the vegetable garden was worked over with the Cultivator.It is kind of funny that major progress in this case is that there is a whole lot of nothing growing in the vegetable garden….

Are we there yet?

Made another run to the garden shops today to get the last bits of equipment needed for the garden. Including a mini greenhouse that you put on top of two stacked planting boxes. I’m quite excited about it – even if it won’t be like a real big greenhouse. (I secretly dream of one of…

Third time’s the charm?

Today I dug up a rose that hasn’t been doing that well and planted an Autumn hydrangea called Vanilla-Fraise. This is the third Autumn hydrangea that I am planting.The two previous ones died terrible deaths by husband. The first got trampled to death and the second became a victim of the lawn mower.I am contemplating…

Multi coloured yarns exist to hide all the knitting mistakes

Today I am spending my evening knitting my second ever pair of socks. These are for my husband – I didn’t want to subject him to the first ever pair. That might still have been a bit optimistic, because keeping track of 2 plain and 2 purl – which technically only requires me to count…

Bread fit for food

New attempt at baking levain bread. It is funny how things just go so much better when you actually don’t misread the recipe.This time I double checked EVERYTHING. And the breads turned out stunning. I need to get a new spray bottle to get enough steam into the oven for that crispy crust, but other…

Bread suitable for… well, nothing

A while ago I decided I will start baking sourdough breads based on a levain starter.I did everything from scratch – starting with catching wild yeast from raisins by making what my husband called hooch (but that really just is raisin yeast). From the raisin yeast you make a mama together with some flour. Then…