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Carbon neutral farming

2008-09-28
Potato harvesting


2008-09-06
First Potatoes


2008-07-29
Bringing in the hay


2008-07-18
Stacking hay


2008-07-16
Haymaking


2008-07-14
Mowing


2008-07-06
Processing wood


2008-07-05
Gasifier meeting


2008-07-01
Potatoes growing


2008-05-25
Sowing


2008-05-24
Planting potatoes


2008-05-20
Fertilizing


2008-05-17
Potatoes and snow


2008-05-01
Harrowing


2008-03-27
Logging


2008-03-21
Logging-wagon


2008-03-18
Testing the tractor


2008-03-14
Wood gas tractor


England to Sweden with a wood gas car

2008-01-18
Repairing the producer


2008-01-16
Coming home!


2008-01-15
Repairing and resting


2008-01-14
Arriving to Sweden


2008-01-13
A day on the sea


2008-01-12
Getting on the ferry


2008-01-11
British tax


2008-01-10
Mounting carburettor


2008-01-09
Packing


2008-01-02
Convertion kit


2007-12-16
Winter testing


2007-11-24 - 05
Wood gas in UK


2007-11-15
Processing wood manually


2007-11-09 - 11
Constructing a Werner producer


2007-11-02
Visiting Werner


2007-10-31
Trip to Mantorp


2007-10-26 - 28
Repairing the reduction zone and car


2007-09-28
Guests from Roslagen

 

2008-07-16

Haymaking

Jane and I have prepared the barn and installed the hay transporter yesterday. The weather forecast showed high risk of rain from Thursday, so we were a bit stressed about getting the hay inside.

We gave the first field a round with the tedder. The field has some areas with thick clover and itís important that the hay gets turned so it dries properly. Jane got to practise some more tractor driving and she sure enjoyed it! The second and third field had to wait.


Click here to see a film from the preparing and turning hay.

/Johan

Today I made some more tractor driving. With the tedder connected to the tractor I prepared the hay by lining it up for the hay-baler. Meanwhile Johan were doing some welding repairs on the hay-baler and prepared it for use. Thereafter Johan fetched a hay-wagon. Johanís brother Jan-Erik and I took place in the wagon and the baling could begin. The tractor was running well as always, but the baler broke a couple of times. Fortunately, Johan quickly repaired it. I would estimate that about forty percent of the growth was baled today.

This is the first time ever that I participate in a harvest. Itís hard work and you get pieces of hay everywhere, in your eyes and inside your clothes. But at the same time, itís real fun, especially driving the tractor. Something else thatís fun is the fellowship that occurs when people work together like this. Johanís mother Anita helped us, both with good advices concerning the hay and a helping hand at the barn. And so did her cousin Ingemar.


Click here to see a film from bailing hay.

/Jane

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