Sunday, June 27, 2010

Cereals before breakfast

This year the cooperative is producing barley on one of our fields. Hereby just two pictures taken before breakfast at 6 o'clock this morning.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


We have had enough rain this spring, more then enough. However it made grass and wild herbs blossom and flourish. We have mowed another field to make hay, we now already have enough for this winter and it is not yet July!


Our vegetable garden has been seriously neglected, in combination with lots of rain and mild weather it has become a jungle! Yesterday we cleaned the +/- 70 tomato plants and tied them up, soon we will have to give the potatoes some attention as well...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cheese making

From grass to delicious home made goat cheese takes +/- 7 days.
Ingredients: grass + herbs + goat -> milk,
than add rennet and salt,
practice some patience
and as finishing touch you need a pinch of the cheese master's carftsmanship.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hot and Humid

First weeks of non-stop rain, and now lovely sunny weather: the forest around us is filled with mushrooms (at least according our neighbor, I cannot find them).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New blood

Finally we got him; an almost pure (87,5%) Anglo Nubian baby billy goat, to improve our local white Slovakian goats. Although our goats are giving plenty milk at present - and they are only fed on grass or hay - the local goat breed seems to be very hardy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Our neighbour has mowed a large part of our camp site field. We now hope that both grass and field will be dry soon. Where would we be without our neighbours? Certainly not here!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Weather is lovely, fields are already drying (so new camp site guest soon welcome again) and peonies have started to flower; it is summer!
And this magnificent e-flower is posted specialy for Johan and Eveline.



It is a tough job to keep this blog 'up to date' with Christmass trees which need to be weeded, campers that have to be towed out of the mud and familly and friends comming to visit us (or rather Katinka).

Say "Geese"