Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Our trees have been delivered

Trees from Georgian seeds, grown in Denmark came with a Polish truck to Slovakia for two crazy Dutchmen! Hurray to globalization…

We got a phone call today: “There is a very big truck in Cerovo with your Christmas trees and he doesn’t know where to find your house”. This was a bit a surprise since we didn’t expect them to arrive before tomorrow. Luckily half of our village knows about strange Dutch people who want to grow Christmas trees so they knew who to phone.

And a very big refrigerated truck it was! No-way that he could reach our house. So we unpacked the ten boxes with our precious trees on the roadside and drove them home with our orange ‘tractor’. Tomorrow planting will start!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


After three weeks of warm weather we got a lovely shower.


After months of gray and brown everything turns green! Cherry and plum trees are blossoming, it is like living in a fairy tale landscape.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Slash and Burn

We’ve started practicing African tradition: slash and burn agriculture …… or is it just the Slovak way of mowing your grass?

Tillage stage two

After been ploughed last week, today the cooperative came with a huge cultivator to crummble the big clumps of earth.
So far the cooperative has been extreemly helpful, reliable and cooperative!

Friday, April 3, 2009