Food forest

Tijs has been busy all week, transplanting some of our fruit trees that didn’t get enough sunlight. We planted them more in the center of the garden, where the sun will shine on them throughout most of the day. We are planning to plant many more fruit trees and berry shrubs on our hill, so…

Big update: Good and bad news

I know this update is long overdue! A lot has happened since March (I can’t believe it has been that long!) and some of it has been wonderful and magical, but we also have some very sad news.

It’s officially Spring!

It really is amazing, the first thing we do in the morning is a garden tour and check our flowers, plants and trees for new growth. We see a change every day, all the trees have fully woken up from their deep winter slumber now. Tijs got this wheel from his grandparents. It was part…

First flowers and fresh paint

We painted the old gate, long overdue but it looks like new now! Our lilies and irises are growing rapidly! Kato absolutely loves this little herb garden. He just lays flat on his little tummy, watching little critters like beetles and salamanders for hours. And some new growth up close!

A Place under the Sun

The weather has been wonderful lately! When the sun is shining, the temperatures are very high. I’ve been taking the opportunity to work outside. This is my little desk in the sun 🙂 Can you find the squirrel in this tree? Hint: Look at the center of the image! We started shaving Kato, but he…

Anticipation under the full moon

Isn’t the moon lovely tonight? The temperatures are slowly climbing up. We’re checking our trees almost every day now to check for any signs of growth! Our neighbours thought that the thing in the left corner of the garden was Christmas decoration, but actually, it is our baby fig tree! Tijs made him a warm…

Breathtaking evening sky

We don’t have a big update to share with you this week, but we do want to share our spectacular evening sky with you! And a bonus picture of our sweet babies cuddling up after a long day of chasing each other, squirrels, shadows, leaves and imaginary things…

Pesky Woodpeckers

We went to check our fruity mountain, but to our utmost horror, we saw some woodpeckers had been damaging our poor apple trees! These are very old trees and they don’t bear a lot of fruit anymore, but still, we don’t want the birds to return and cause any more harm and damage. Below you…