Hi everyone, born and bred in Yorkshire, I have spent half my life in Denmark. Got homesick for the hills and moors so I went North to central Sweden four years ago.
Here I have 60 acres of rough grazing and forest. I live in an scarcely populated area, I think there are more bears around me than people
I have been very interested in self- sufficiency for all my adult life. I have two fjord horses and 10 sheep. Next week they will be joined by two in-calf heifers.
I spend most of my time looking after my animals , my small garden, chopping wood and working with wool.
As I have no television I spend a lot of time in the dark winter nights corresponding with other small holders around the world so I am looking forward to participating in "The Cottage Smallholder"
You said those magic words "working with wool". Welcome indeed!
Shut up, I'm counting
Welcome Renée, I don't think we have had anyone from Sweden here before. I lived there in 1970, in Lessebo, Smalland. It is a magical country and I look forward to hearing more about your life there.
Aren't Ray & Helle from Denmark/Sweden?
(Or have I got it wrong .... ? )
. I lived there in 1970, in Lessebo, Smalland. It is a magical country
Magical is indeed the word
I was just across the border from Småland at the weaving exhibition in Glimåkra, (the home of the weaving looms) last weekend.
It was still Autumn there so I got this photo
Yesterday I took this view from a local village hall where I was spinning for the All Saints market
Thank you for your warm welcomes. What were you doing in Lessebo Toffee apple?
Toni, sorry I was wrong - the last time I saw their names was indeed about 3 weeks ago, but it was a quote from ?smokers cottage? and it was here. Reference the pheasant recipe. My mistake!
Ooh welcome! I look forward to hearing about your ventures. I moved to rural Normandy and am trying to become self sufficient. It is a steep learning curve and I am open to suggestions ( keep it clean please!). That is a lot of land you have. And bears! I have wild boar around me.
Trying to enjoy life as it is
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