Listen, we are all different. I know some of you love to get your hands dirty in garden and would be willing to spend your entire day there. Others have other tasks in mind and would love a hands off approach to at least weeding the garden.
How about growing food as efficient as possible? Want to plant food at the optimum time of year, no problem. Want each plant to get the exact amount of water without waste? No problem!
Note that the average temperature for this area is around -3°C (27°F). This family need not worry as their greenhouse encapsulated house takes their internal climate from Sweden to the Mediteraneean. Incredible!
In January they see up to a 20°C spread from outside weather. The square area encapsulated by the greenhouse is nearly double that of the home, which allows for plenty of room for the family to enjoy their Mediterranean bubble.
The Greenhouse also allows the couple to produce foods usually impossible to grow in Sweden such as tomatoes and figs.
Have you ever thought about planting wildflowers throughout your back yard? How about a way to get your husband to help?!?!
I promise you that you show the above video to your husband and you will have more flowers than you know what to do with!
All these wildflowers will attract all kinds of beautiful wildflife! Sorry, but this is just a fun article to keep everyone light!
Would you be up to the challenge? Drop all contacts, throw away the cell phone, leave behind the laptop, and walk back into time; to the TENTH century?? (Video Below)
In 2013, and medieval re-enactment group built a 10th-century homestead as an experiment. The homestead has no access to electricity, no internet, tv, radio, or any other modern comforts.
They selected one of their re-enactors to take on the challenge, Pavel Sapozhnikov. He will be running the medieval homestead in the dead of Russian winter! During winter the region temperatures can drop to -30 Degrees C(-22 Degrees F)!
Contruction of the homestead began in 2012 with the help of achaeologist Alexander Fetisov. The entire homestead was constructed using ONLY the materials found in 10th-century homesteads.
“You can do anything with an axe. And things you cannot do with an axe can be done with a tool that an axe will help you make,” Pavel explains.
Here is an interview via YouTube that explains the challenge:
The farm rules were pretty strict – only authentic tools, equipment and food (found in ancient Russia) are permitted at all times. Pavel will have a limited supply of harvested food; he is expected to obtain his own food by hunting, gathering and fishing in the forest (the only time he was allowed to leave the farm). Each day, Sapozhnikov endured a routine of physical labor to ensure his survival: He woke up, checked on his livestock, milked the goat, chopped wood, fetched water from a well, insulated his cabin with manure, and hunted for food
In the old days they used oxen to juice sugar cane. This video show the upgrade to modern motorcycle for juicing. This could be done for all sorts of agricultural presses. Such as nut oils, seed oils, etc.
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