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Catharina Bishop
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Christmas Baking in the PaulssonPaleo Household
 We have tried them all over the last few years... the paleo and LCHF recipes for Christmas goodies. We have really given it a good go and eaten our way through tasteless and dry baked goods. We have come to the conclusion that they just don't cut it. It se...

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Learning More Anatomy
Gorgeous free range Linderöd piglets. As slaughter season continues, we have now taken our learnings to a different level. Last week we had the opportunity to do more hands-on slaughtering than we had ever done before. One of our self-sufficient friends has...

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Our rams 'one bad day' (Part 3)
What started more than a year ago has now come full circle. This weekend we watched P-E butcher our first three lambs, after they had been hung in his cooling room for a week.  P-E in action. That saw was just shouting out "let me saw your finger off!" to m...

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Probiotic Heaven - Our First Advanced Fermentation Course
Last Saturday marked a first in our fermentation calendar: our advanced fermentation course was held for the first time! We dragged our feet a bit in developing this course, simply because we didn't have the time to experiment with all the things going on a...

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Of Sheep and Shoes
I got to tag along to an "amateur" sheep shearing session this morning. I call it amateur as opposed to professional, because my friends P and J do it themselves rather than pay a professional for it. I was curious to see whether this could be an option for...

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So Many Firsts
Yesterday we finally separated the rams from the ewes. We've seen the ram lambs make their first advances towards the older ewes and as we've heard many a story about unwanted pregnancies by new rams, we decided it was time (on a side note, Deirdre does see...

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Three Little Piggies - And Then There Were Two
When we decided to get pigs, we wanted two young sows to plow up our field and eventually feed us in the winter. When Mr B suggested we keep a third one, just for him, we just couldn't say no. He's helped us immeasurably with our sheep, so we were happy to ...

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Scavenging, I mean foraging...
We've been a bit disappointed with our selfsufficiency progress so far.  Slugs, extended dry weather and very energetic chicks have left some of our vegetable beds a bit beat up. And the grand plans of making sure the soil was covered at all times helped tu...

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Learning about Children's Yoga
Colourful props This weekend, I travelled to the city where I spent four years studying business administration to learn about the polar opposite: children's yoga. I believe that all decisions in life ultimately lead you to where you are supposed to be, so ...
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