mercredi 28 avril 2010

csa is getting started

Since the beginning of the year we are trying to get a csa going (amap in french, association pour le maintien d'une agriculture paysanne). We had several meetings with 10-15 people each time. In early april we proposed a farm visit for interested people on a sunday at 10 o'clock. By 10 30 there were 5 people and I was quite frustrated. But after lunch people started showing up and did not stop coming. All told ther must have been 80 to 100 people who dropped by.
A week ago we had the final meeting for the amap and 17 people came who joined on the spot and wrote our cheques for the whole year (the principle is that people write a cheque for each month and hand the over to a treasurer and at the beginning of each month the treasurer hands one cheque from each household over to me). An enourmous gesture of trust I find. The amazing thing is that most people live close by. I was not sure that we would manage to get a csa going without going to a city.
I will start delivering boxes beginning of june and am quite confident to have 30 families by then.

dimanche 25 avril 2010

Bienen kommen

Die ersten Bienen am Portail...

samedi 17 avril 2010


Dominique mit seinem Brot, das er dreimal die Woche backt.


Adele is changing the park for the goats. The materiel comes from New Zeeland and is very well thought through. No wonder with all them sheep they have there..

reunion au portail

Au debut nos reunions de groupe etaient assez chaotic, mais depuis qu'on a adopte un system plus organise on avance mieux. Ce weekend Alix est charge de moderer la reunion.

mardi 6 avril 2010


Soon it will be ready and we can officially start making cheese in it, thanks to yan relentlessly working on it. Looks amazing from the inside, unfortunately i do not have a picture from before he started working on it, but you can divine the state it was in from the way it looks from the outside. Once this is functional we can actually start bringing dairy products to market.

Osterspaziergang mit Schafen

ca pousse

voila mon tunnel de plantes. je n'ai pas une chauffage, alors mes tomates sont encore petites mais tous le reste va tres bien. devant il y a des radis au milieu et a gauche des salades, et bonnes herbes, sur les tables il y a les semis, un peu protege des sourris et limaces.