by Claude

My orange tractor is red

August 31, 2013 in Tractor by Claude

A farm needs a tractor, right? So a mini-farm needs a mini tractor. There is hardly a tractor that is more mini than an old Kubota. I’m talking real tractor here, not a ride-on lawn mower. After months of looking around, I hunted town a Kubota B6000 at a relatively decent price. These little things are quite rare in this
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Building Hügelkultur raised beds

August 22, 2013 in Permaculture by Claude

One of the first projects on the new land was to build hugelkultur raised garden beds, à la Sepp Holzer. Hügelbeet is German (generally spelled hugel-bed in English) and means hill-shaped garden bed, but specifically, it has come to mean wood-filled hill-shaped raised bed. Sepp Holzer has used these on a large scale in order to create micro-climates that allow him
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Blogging anachronisms

August 18, 2013 in Homesteading by Claude

So, in order to get this blog rolling, I’m going to add quite some material on projects I have worked on so far, as well as ongoing stuff, of course. Since the work started about 18 months before the blog, this will lead to some anachronisms, but I figure that it’s better to just add the stories without worrying about
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Welcome to NordicMiniFarm!

August 13, 2013 in Homesteading, Mini-farming by Claude

Hi there! So, this is the very first post an the NordicMiniFarm blog. This is exactly what the Internet has been waiting for: another blog ; ) Seriously though, there is not much stuff out there on mini-farming and permaculture in cold climates. That’s what this blog is all about. Well, that, and a lot of little projects that go
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