Category: Learning skills

We will have to learn loads of new skills if we are going to succeed in our new life in Bulgaria. We hope to able to share how we get on with this, and hope you will enjoy our pratfalls and disasters!

First test firing

Rocket stoves and Hugel beds

We’ve had a couple of extra helpers visiting for a few days last week. Anna and Olof are on a round-the-world trip, visiting various projects and learning about self-sufficiency, and practising permaculture. Danni and Richard are still here, but Anna and Olof’s interests (permaculture and rocket stoves) seemed too good to pass up! It was a hectic few days, with…

Cabbage and salt

Making Sauerkraut

One of the things I’ve fancied having a go at making is sauerkraut. All that lacto-fermentation stuff sounds really interesting, so now, when the market in Popovo is laden with humongous cabbages, seems ┬álike a good time to try it out. I found a decent sounding recipe, and bought a cabbage. Because it was my first go, I only wanted…