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zeyang
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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » May 13th, 2011, 5:47 am

Sailing the Farm tribe mid May 2011

Dear wannabe sea gypsies,

Its been really nice weather for the last 2 weeks. The bees are busy
collecting pollen, and we have been working out on the fields for the
last days. The potatoe field is finished so now its just to wait
until october to see the result.

We found we probably needed mast for the sea gypsy community so we
started planting 700 small spruce-trees. Then its just to sit down and
wait - some 80 years. It is the sea gypsies of the future who will
appreciate this step - but its good to think longterm. who
knows. maybe it will be hundreds of boats roaming the seven seas some
time in distant future?

We are still working on the lead smelter, it will be some time until
this step is finished, but goes slowly forward. Finding good lead is
biggest problem.

If you think you have some skills who could be useful to us and wants
to become a part of our happy seagypsy community please dont hesitate
to contact us.

Minutes from last weeks:

1. two hardworking kiwi/aussie guys on their way to the field to pick
rocks!

2. Cooling down the lead smelter with water. the obligatory safetymask
is on. getting lead poison is no fun.

3. Preparing the potato field. quite good soil (you can see some
beehives in the background there)

4. Planting 700 spruce trees. The seagypsy dog watch the process
closely.

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zeyang
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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » August 16th, 2011, 1:21 pm

Sailing the Farm tribe mid August 2011


Dear wannabe sea gypsies,

Still pouring down, last night it rained 50 mm/m2, which makes the
potato field a little wet, but still some time until we have a
beachfront at 400 meter above sealevel

Its been 5-6 hardworking seagypsis from Malaysia, New Zealand, USA,
France and Sweden here now for a long time and . We have spent time
painting the barracks which looks really cozy and nice, then we have
been working out on the field and also slowly preparing for winter.

When it comes to boatwork we got hold of 1 tonns more lead and will
continue making ballast for the boat.

If you think you have some skills who could be useful to us and wants
to become a part of our happy seagypsy community please dont hesitate
to contact us.

Minutes from last weeks:

a. Kiwi-girl painting the barracks inside.
b. Directly arrived from Jordan. A mix of norwegian winterclothes and
traditional jordan wedding costume maybe :-)
c. Biking to the lake to go swimming. Whopping 16 degrees C in the water.
d. Painting the barracks outside.
e. As usual on thursdays - swedish peasoup and waffels.

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zeyang
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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » September 18th, 2011, 9:32 am

Sailing the farm tribe mid sept 2011


Dear wannabe seagypsies.

The first real frostnights have been visiting us, so winter is slowly
coming our way. we have had quite a lot of asian volunteers this month
and celebrated the full moon with moon cake some weeks ago. (chinese
tradition)

Last weeks have been mostly used to harvest and prepare for
winter. Jam-producion is up to full speed and hopefully we will have
enough homemade jam for the whole winter. The bees have got their
sugar so they are also ready for a long winter. Most important step
now is finish up the roof and also make a new shower/bathroom which
will be warm.

So until next newsletter, have a nice autumn!

Minutes from last weeks.

a. A seagypsy girl from Taiwain
b. two proud seagypsies just waiting to launch their home!
c. Apple harvest. We got 72 kg of jam!
d. Lingon-berry harvest. that was totally 26 kg sofar, and still more berries out there.
e. The roof had to be fixed. We are getting there!
f. Cleaning out the barn for making winter bathroom.
g. Wood cutting. We are not sure but we think we got around 20-30 m3
of wood ready for winter.

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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by Hrafn » September 18th, 2011, 2:27 pm

Great update :cool2011

When are you looking to sail?
and
Where too 1st?


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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » October 9th, 2011, 8:00 pm

Sailing the Farm Newsletter

October 2011

Dear Sea Gypsies,

The snow is almost here! September and October have been productive
months here on the farm, as we have been working hard to prepare for
the coming winter. The roof on the main house is nearly finished
(with lines so straight it is almost sea-worthy!) The trench for the
winter bathroom has been dug; once the pipes are in, these
hard-working WWoofers will have no more excuses not to shower! All
that’s left will be to install the wood-burning heaters in the
barracks, and then it will be so toasty warm it wont even feel like
winter. We even have a homemade hot tub, nicknamed "The Potato Pot",
and once the sauna is built, our luxury spa will be complete! What
better way to watch the Northern Lights, than steaming in a hot tub
(that was once a milk storage tank, heated by the magic of a Swedish
potato cooker)? Especially when (to the delight of some, and horror
of others) we discovered that it is possible to measure the volume of
its occupants. Maybe life is getting a little too easy on farm and we
have too much time on our hands?

Harvest season is over and we are enjoying the bounty of home-grown
potatoes, lingonberry jam and apple sauce. Our honey is jarred and
stored for the winter, and it makes a delicious accomplishment to the
morning porridge. There has been a spate of biscuit making, which is
definitely helping us to gain some well-needed winter insulation
around the stomach area! However we are already looking forward to
next spring, and are busy making plans, dividing the fields into
potential orchards, turnips, peas, maybe even pumpkins. There is talk
of installing both a greenhouse (for those of you who cannot seem to
do without a few tomatoes) and a heated space for growing mushrooms.
If you know anything about permaculture, we are very anxious to hear
from you, because we need all the help we can get!

Finally, we want to welcome six new babies to the farm. Chicks "
three white, one brown and two black" have arrived and are giving us
constant entertainment. Turns out, chicken TV is much more addictive
than the normal kind! Four of the chicks are currently living in the
girls' barracks, the last arrived this morning with the first snowfall
and we are calling him Tuff, in the hopes that he is tough enough to
survive the winter.

That's everything from the Sea Gypsy tribe this month. We hope
everyone out there is well, and enjoying the autumn! Please take a
look at our photos and remember, if you have some spare time, there's
always room on our farm for an extra WWoofer or two. The cold is
coming, and that means work is about to begin again on the boat. She
has been much neglected over the summer, and requires some
well-deserved attention!

PHOTOS:

a.The epitomy of a Sea Gypsy farmer, wearing a stylish hat and riding
a 52 model Massey Ferguson tractor.

b.Making apple sauce with our steam heater.

c.The trial run of our machine of the month, an old-style food
processor (acquired for free and in perfect working order, although
there was a long evening of head scratching before we realized we were
using it upside down).

d.Two happy WWoofers, boiling in the Potato Pot.

e.Moving home the grass in the fields.


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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by Hrafn » October 10th, 2011, 5:04 am

:cool2011


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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » November 8th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Sailing the Farm Newsletter
November 2011

Dear Sea Gypsies,

November has been an exciting month here on the farm. We've had
Americans, Australians, Spaniards, French, Dutch, English... all of us
wwoofers staring at the sky, waiting for the snow to come! It has
been unseasonably warm, and we are still working hard to finish all
the things that need to be finished before winter arrives. It's
already snowing on the mountains, so skiing, ice-fishing and igloo
building are just around the corner.

The roof is not quite finished, although we hope that by the end of
the week we will be eating "Roof Cake" to celebrate its completion.
Turns out a 100-year-old roof is hard to fix! But once all the tiles
are straight, we will move onto the winter bathroom and then the boat.
Other projects this month have included fixing up the chicken coop,
turning it into 5 star luxury accommodation. Only the best for our
chickens! We have also tried our hand at plowing, which is
surprisingly difficult. Maybe there's a reason farmers decided to
swap horses for tractors... although we definitely prefer the horses!
It might just take a bit of practice to get those furrows straight.

Other news... the northern lights have been putting on quite a show this
month. Wwoofers have been busy, hunting for trolls in the forest and
sending each other on scavenger hunts around the farm. One brave
wwoofer attempted to walk along the ancient pilgrim trail that runs
through the farm, back to Oslo.

If you are interested in coming to help us out here on the farm,
please let us know. There is always space, just send us an email if
you want to try your hand at roof tiling, giant igloo building,
welding, plowing... and of course boat building!

We hope all of you are well and looking forward to winter!

Check out our photos from this month:

a.Slowly scaling down the farm, this English girl worries about life
without diesel for our tractor... this guy works best on grass and
plenty of oats.

b.Wrestling with giant snakes in the trench!

c.Safety regulations are by the book. Everyone is wearing earmuffs
these days.

d.Happy sea gypsies feasting (Australia, France, US, England).


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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by Hrafn » November 9th, 2011, 10:36 am

:cool2011


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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » December 18th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Newsletter December 2011.

Dear Sea Gypsies,

Things are looking very Christmassy now, as the snow falls and we
prepare to delve into the forest on the hunt for the perfect Christmas
tree. Snow isnt quite at head-height yet, since its been a tropical
December. Today shows a toasty -10 on the thermometer. Woofers are
holding their breath, waiting to see some proper winter-conditions,
thus facilitating giant snowmen, igloo-building, skiing, and perhaps a
model sailing ship crafted from snow and ice? Anything is possible on
the farm!

This month however has been a sad one. Our friend and one of the
seagipsy family, Casper, died a few weeks ago. At almost 14 years
old, he was happy, eating many waffles, until the end of his life. We
buried him in a peaceful spot overlooking the raspberry patch. He was
a beautiful dog with a beautiful heart; we know many of you loved
Casper and he will always be remembered.

Other news is that, after a much-needed trip to the Canaries for some
of us for some serious sailboat spotting, we are back and working hard
to...yes, you guessed it, work of the roof which is now thankfully
finished! Otherwise we have been trench-digging, honey-stirring,
shed-cleaning and wall-painting, trying to finish everything that
needs doing before our beards and toes start to freeze. All of us are
itching to get back into the boat shed however, desperate as we are to
start sewing the sails, melting the ballast, carving the mast and
welding the deck...only a few more steps until our beautiful sailboat
is ready for her maiden voyage!

If you want to join our happy sea-gypsy tribe, feel free to drop us a
line.

Have a good Christmas everyone, and remember to put out a big bowl of
porridge for the Fjosnisse. This gnome lives in the barn and he can
get cranky if he doesn't get his fair share at Christmas!

Pictures of the month

a: Finding a nice christmas tree in the forest.
b. two pretty mermaids painting the storage shed inside.
c. Casper, our beloved sailboat dog passed away this month.
d. and again, merry christmas to all of you from all of us!


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zeyang
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Re: sailing the farm collective - wanna join?

Unread post by zeyang » February 26th, 2012, 6:26 pm

Newsletter February 2012. .

Dear Sea Gypsies,

Spring is slowly coming our way, This winter has been really nice
compared to last winter. It has seldom been below -15, which is quite
out of normal.

We had a really nice christmas on the farm, with lots of friends and
seagypies. This year Santa Claus had an australian accent. We tried to
teach him the only one and important centence in norwegian - "Are
there any nice children here" but in last minute he forgot - but the
"kids" still got their presents. The small ones got proper
vikinghelmets and dress of course.... What else for seagypses?

Else we have been doing regular winter maintainance on the farm and
been looking forward to the spring. The boat project is going forward
working on small and big pieces on the boat. We have been doing some
work on how to make a furnace to melt all that scrap aluminum into
more useful stuff like portholes. Casting is not something new. People
have been doing thise for ages. Hopefully we manage to make something
out of brick run on propane or better firewood which we have plenty of
up here. Any foundry and casting experience out there?

Anyway, its quite busy up here now but dont forget to enjoy the early
spring folks! .. and if you want to join our tribe please contact us!

Pictures.

a. Enjoy christmas dinner with friends and seagypies.
b. A young seagypsy quite happy whith his christmaspresent - proper
viking helmet!
c. Out walking the mast. Even a mast need some fresh air these days!
d. We want to duplicate these guys! Anyone with casting/foundry
experience out there? We want to learn!


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