At the end of 2019, we sat down with Falk and came up with some shared projects for 2020.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
We have prepared the garden according to Falk’s permaculture design, ready for 2020!
- 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 exciting projects coming up as well.. all to be revealed soon.
Oh how I love to be alone.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
Here is a collection of questions we get asked quite regularly.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]
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 up with at least one rooster.[Read more…]
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 plants, which took about a week to replant in the garden. Here are some of the main changes we’ve made in the last few weeks.[Read more…]
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.[Read more…]