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The Edible Garden Project 2015 – part 7. Livin’ it!

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Before and after: heavy wooden structures filled to the brim with flowers and food.

It took some time to get everything going and working, so much actually, that I had to quit my beloved raori for a while. But here we are now. No more hard work, just a functioning Edible Garden filled with flowers and food. This is what I wrote one year ago:

The plan is:

– to try to grow as much food as we can by ourselves.

– to eat mainly vegetarian (although Max and the kids will eat meat occasionally).

– to buy what we can’t grow in bulk and locally grown (flour, oats, cheese, butter, milk).

– to have our own eggs (there is a chicken coop in our garden already!)

– to cook and bake everything by ourselves and really avoid processed food.

– to create a peaceful, organised and beautiful garden full of flowers and food.

And I’m happy to tell you that our plan worked! We are livin’ it and lovin’ it. Our dinners are based on what is ready to harvest, and the entire family is happier and healthier than ever 🙂

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livin it-5See my little corn field? We bought an extra freezer to be able to store it all over the winter.

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livin it-8Remember that awful grey and boring entrance to our little back yard farm? This has now been replaced with climbing beans and soft grass.

livin it-9Fresh eggs every day is the best!

livin it-10Organised Square Foot Gardening: easy to manage and care for.

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livin it-16There is something very precious about harvest from your own garden. This was Elsa’s breakfast.

livin it-17We have a huge Cherry tree at the back of the garden. In June it invites you to climb up to harvest or to have a quick snack.

meet the family-5Even babies enjoy picking vegetables.

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livin it3-1Garden dinner on the terrace: all made from Garden food: Chard in garlic and olive oil, leeks in lemon and parmesan, baked potato… yummie!

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bread-1The most basic human cooking knowledge: to learn how to bake bread. This has been the most important skill to learn. Max’s bread is the most delicious bread I’ve ever had.

Author: raori

swedish-belgian mama, designer @ raori, maker of things, veggie-lover, anti-consumer, thinker, explorer, urban gardener and chicken herder.

4 thoughts on “The Edible Garden Project 2015 – part 7. Livin’ it!

  1. Hello Hanna, Max and the kids ! Very well done … can’t wait to taste the chard with garlic ;o) Don’t forget to grow a bit of Kale (It’s just the best vegetable for an unbelievable juice experience !!) Take care Pob

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  2. Come and see us more often, Pob!!

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  3. Congratulations it is really great the kids have been growing up so fast! Take care Dominique M

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    • Thank you Dominique! Yes, they are growing super fast… It’s hard to keep up with all the changes haha. Hope to see you soon, bisous Hanna

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