SHE IS FINALLY HERE

I cannot believe that I am finally able to write an update to you guys introducing you to my wonderful newborn daughter, Lærke. She arrived with lots of dramatic labour drama the 19’th of June, but everything was forgotten the moment I took her in my arms and put her against my chest. She was…

SANDY GROUNDS

Whenever people talk biodiversity, I often hear them mention marshes, riverbends, forests and flowery herbal meadows. Rarely do I hear them including the dry moors of the land and the sandy grounds that also house very interesting species of both flora and fauna. It is as if people think of deserts when they think of…

KALE CRISPS

I have been on the lookout for organic kale the entire winter, and it is finally here! A bit off season, but it is local and organic. I therefore quickly grabbed a bound and went home to make some kale crisps for myself. Organic, healthy and delicious. And you can eat as many as you…

THE FIRST HARVEST

Our balcony has exploded in flowers and green leaves as our vegetables and fruits are growing bigger by the minute. We still have some tomatoes, beets, radishes, salad and peppers (both chili and regular) we are waiting to pick. Yet we do have early “bloomers” among them already. Our chili from last year has already…

MUSSEL SOUP

Is there anything better than making food from something you have harvested yourself? Mussels are extremely easy to harvest as long as you make sure to follow the precautions for warm water, bacteria and algae in the summer. I never harvest mussels later than April and earlier than September. In fact, September is still a…

DEBATING ART AND NATURE

I have been wondering whether or not I should write about this, but the fact is, I actually really want your opinion on this topic. Last weekend we had an artist paint one of our parks to provoke a discussion about what humans do to nature. It was agreed upon doing so by the museum…

GHOST STORIES

I remember when my parents and I stayed at the caretaker’s house that belongs to the manor back when I was a kid. I was scared to death each night, because there are so many ghost stories surrounding this manor that I was sure they were real – each and every one of them. Ghost…

FERNS

There is something monstrous and mystical about the sprouts of ferns. Right before they open, they have this beautiful twirl from which they will unfold and spread out their leaves. They remind me of some dangerous flesh eating plants from a fantasy game. Don’t you think? Although ferns are quite harmless (unless they are invasive,…

FALLING IN LOVE

It is something suddenly clicked for me. As if I had met my soulmate – well, if I had not already – I suddenly got butterflies in my stomach and my heart stared racing faster. Although it was not real romantic feelings that popped up inside of me of this warm spring day. It was…

A JOYFUL SPRING FOREST

And as if the spring suddenly sneezed, everything suddenly became green. From one warm day to another. But it is typical for this time of year. There is a reason why the month of May is considered the most lush month of the season; it makes everything bloom, everything sprout and the smallest plant and…

FLOWERY PARK

A flowery park can really make you feel like a princess… Am I right? Even though it is the extremely neatly trimmed and very unnatural compared to the beautiful wild biodiverse forests this blog usually considers magical, I cannot help to actually like it. A meadow like this sparks a hint of happiness inside of…

CATTLE ON WINGS

I heard a very interesting comment the other day that I want your opinion on. I was talking with a biologist about bees, and he said that honey bees are not more different than agriculture is to nature. They are like cattle compared to wild animals. We do not have any wild honey bees in…