Demolition time

The new year didn’t start to well, one of our freezers decided to pack in. It was here when we bought the house so we don’t know how old it was but we’ve had 5 years out of it. Fortunately for us last year we jarred all of out fruit and vegetables and instead of freezing a lot of our…

Smoking room

Winter has finally arrived

The weather has been unusually mild for the time of year. In fact we’ve had the hottest October on record and along with the high temperatures came no rain. That has all changed and all though it is still mild for the time of year we now have some rain. We have taken advantage of the nice weather and got…

Summer is drawing to an end

Well its September but there is no sign that autumn will be arriving any time soon. The thunderstorms finally stopped about the end of July and since then we’ve hardly had a drop of rain and with day time temperatures still reaching 30C it still feels very much like it is still the middle of summer.There are signs that winter…

June all ready

Can’t believe it’s June all ready, where has the year gone. Well we are pleased to say the winter experiment with the peas, beans and lettuces has gone really well and we will definitely be doing it again this winter. We have just harvested the last of our winter beans and peas and normally our main crop peas would be…

Craft beers in Bulgaria

Coming to Bulgaria can be a bit of a disappointment if you enjoy drinking real ales in the UK. The commonly available lagers are thin, insipid and mostly give me a headache. You can imagine my delight then when I discovered that Bulgaria has a thriving craft beer movement, mostly comprising microbreweries. I discovered this when a film crew came…

Spring sprung

Not long after writing my last post I found myself boarding a plane heading back to the UK, 6 weeks later I managed to arrive back home in Bulgaria. I don’t plan on jetting off anywhere any-time soon, I have spent far too much time in airports in the last 6 months. So with being away for so long we…

New goose hut and run

New Year, new challenges

According to the calendar it’s been 3 months since I last posted anything but for me it’s been just over a month. I spent November and December in the UK so there was nothing for me to write about. I thought there wouldn’t have been much done when I got back, mainly because every time I looked at facebook Joe…

Chopping, scratting and juicing

I keep meaning to write a blog post roughly every month, but yet again time has just flown by and I realise it now more than 2 months since my last post, so with the weather being a bit over cast and dull it’s an ideal time to get caught up on what we’ve been up to which has basically…