Category: House

February 15, 2020

Accidental farmer

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that it is their dream to live on a farm and grow their own vegetables. I may be ‘living the dream’ but it was never my dream. I sort of just fell into this life.

December 20, 2019

Garden preparations for 2020

We have prepared the garden according to Falk’s permaculture design, ready for 2020! Changes made: Our pond is pretty much complete, just waiting for it to naturally fill up Outdoor kitchen and terrace Fire pit and paths around the garden made Next year we will also be building a conservatory and greenhouse. We have other […]

October 11, 2019

More than just a farm

Something I am most grateful and proud of is the community that has formed around our little Datscha Fröhden. When we first bought the place, we were scared that we would just be out there in the countryside alone, just the two of us.

July 26, 2019

My divided life – part three

It feels quite arrogant and obnoxious writing this – but I have a pretty amazing life. Previously, I struggled with splitting my life between city and countryside, but since quitting my job in September, I couldn’t be happier.

June 3, 2019

Check out my chicks

I haven’t posted much recently because I’ve been quite busy with our garden and different things around the house. The most exciting news, however, is that we got four brahma chicks last week. They are now two weeks old. We don’t know the sex of any of the chicks, so it’s possible we could end […]

May 17, 2019

Spring changes

We’ve been back in Germany for over a month now and have been extremely busy at Datscha Fröhden. Falk, our friend and neighbour, is undertaking a permaculture design course and has come up with a new design for our whole outside space. Artur’s parents visited for two weeks and brought us a car load of […]

April 15, 2019

2019 Newbies

Last week the chicken man visited Fröhden and we got six new chickens! Who is this chicken man? He is basically a man that drives around Brandenburg and Sachsen in a red van full of chickens. He comes once a month and you call him up the day before to make your chicken order.

March 26, 2019

My lovely Squash

Our fourth chicken death and it doesn’t get easier. I was heartbroken to find out that Squash somehow fell ill, and died a day later. I really wish that I could have been there to pat and cuddle her during her final hours.

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