August was a beautiful bountiful PLUM month. Having a bounty of food right at my doorstep makes me feel blessed. I am by no means a religious person, so I don't mean blessed in the religious sense. But blessed in the sense that I feel like I am where I need to be at this time in my life, blessed because we are lucky to live right here right now, because the whole family is healthy, because I have the freedom to do what I love, to take pictures, to cook, to forage, to grow (in every sense of the word).Read More
We have quite a few elopements and intimate weddings booked here at Sigridsminde this summer, and two weeks ago we hosted our first actual wedding reception in the little cottage when Kristy and Kevin tied the knot in our gardenRead More
...very soon, as soon as the leaves drop from the branches, and the air and soil get moist, I reach the final and favourite step: moving 20 Birch trees, 6 Pine trees, and 5 Oak trees, all of them about 3 metres tall already, from the nursery to the area around the entrance. The wooden sign in combination with the mossy stone fence, the grasses that grow wild, the white trunks of the birch trees and the sweet scent of the pine trees, all of this will make up my dream entrance.Read More
Some big changes are happening around here. Changes that will challenge me to think about our needs and money in a new way...Read More
When getting ready for a solo airplane trip, leaving my kids behind, is always the time when I am most accutely aware of what "lessons" I would like to pass on to them. I don't much like flying. Or rather should I say, the control freak part of me don't like flying. So basically the "fear" of dying from my kids at a young age, strips away all the daily parenting of table manners, and the "don't tease your sister" conversations and leaves only the bare bones of what I think is important in life for my children to really take to heart.Read More
WARNING! This post includes both photos of cute kittens AND a litle bit of blood and headless chickens! Don't open it if you are uncomfortable with the reality of country life :-)
I think country living and self-sufficiency has been placed on a piedestal, and that piedestal has grown higher and higher over the past few years as slow living enthusiasm has spread across the globe.
Country living has become a romantic dream. And for most people in the Western world what we put in our mouthes and fuel our bodies with + the process of creating/prepping it is something that is completely seperate from us. Most people see animals and food as two seperate things because they are literally not seeing the linking process between the two.Read More