Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016

Geschichtlicher Hintergrund ? - Historical Background ?

Hat jemand Detailinformationen was damit gewonnen wurde und evtl. geschichtliche Hintergründe ?
Ich denke, es wurde da Fichtelnadelöl gewonnen, früher u.a. als Kleber und medizinisch genutzt.

Anybody an idea what the use of this marks are ? I think it was done in the past for a kind of spruce oil, used as glue an for medical purposes. 

Montag, 7. März 2016

The most important skill you can have.......HOMEBREWING

I've bottled my wine from last year. 20 liters of peach wine and 20 liters plum wine.

Next stuff to brew is elderflower champagne in May - ish.

So, behind the cabin we found large amounts of sloe sloe wine is on the plan for late this year, because you have to pick the sloe's for brewing after the first, hard frost.

Too late now.....

Is there a patron saint for home brewers ? I just know  Charly Mopps :-)

Have a nice day, or evening, where ever u may be.


Sonntag, 6. März 2016

Potato Paradoxon

"Don't plant potatos, they are cheaper to buy."

"Makes no sense, u'll need to much space for it."

"Buy it so you don't have problems with the blight."

" If I need them in hard times, I just throw a handful in the Garden and I have plenty then..."

I heard that all.

For me it's about the skill, the ability, the right potato sort, the right set up.

If you are starting, when you really rely on your skills producing food, it's too late, you failed.

And the spuds are your least concerns then...

Freitag, 4. März 2016

Foraging, talking to the locals and Tibet

We just talked to some locals here, (surprisingly?!) we are sharing the same mindset about living with/from nature. We talked for more than an hour standing in the snow at -7 degree Celsius, hopefully a beginning of a new friendship.

Mushrooms, apples, blueberry, acron, chickweed are plenty here, unfortunately no chestnut.
Burdock we have to check, an old unused well is close by.

If there was a storm, all men from the village have to go to the forest and clean it from fallen trees and branches. I like this kind of work and community because it is local.

I support local businesses, local products and the local community. Invest in good people around you, support them, help them bring them together, then u'll stand a chance in the rough times  coming.

This piece of land in Thuringia gave us a nice start in 2016, now we are trying to get our hands on an old farm there, finishing what we started in Ireland: Living mostly Self Sufficient, living OTG. Living in freedom with least possible influence from our political - and economical society.

Living in peace with the land.


We got the first letter from our godchild in Tibet after the big earthquake last year. Tashi delek.

Montag, 18. Januar 2016


I'm in the Cabin for studying and do some winter training at the moment. We have to build up trust with the Cabin, so -12 degree Celsius is a start for building up trust between us (me) and the Cabin.

I barely got up to the Cabin with the car, last 50 meters I used the snow chains. Today I retreated with the car to a parking area a kilometer away, because I don't want to get caught by snow or ice up the hill.

It's strange this time...

I couldn't wait to get here, and as I arrived...bad mood...winter blues ? I don`t know, and I don't care, maybe it's also a "settling in" process.

So, first aid:

I carried 50 Kg of coal, wood and other stuff up the hill, then Hexe -My Terrier-  and I did a 5 Km snow show walk...without snow shoes. We have to buy some...Phantastic to see all the animal a bit little scary with seeing wild boar tracks....but it wasn't there...good for it. I am the "Top Dog Boar" here...haha...

Back to study now for my mastercraftsman cert. ....and sorry for the strange writing....but as I said, strange times at the moment.