Bees do more then honey

Bees do more then honey
Every time a bee visits a flower too collect nectar it also collects pollen and also pollinating the flower.
Both nectar that gets turned in too honey and pollen is used in the hive as food, nectar is carbohydrates and pollen is protein.
Bees visit a multitude of plants all unique with it’s own type of pollen and it’s distinctive color, if you are really got at your plants you can tell the source of the pollen from its color.

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Black walnuts

I have done it again
Our edible forest with walnuts, chestnut and other big trees is going to get bigger, for more then 20 years I den collecting and planting big fruit and nut trees on the farm and you can now find them everywhere.
With this years big seeding we now have above and beyond with trees that we need and can fit so if you are looking for Black walnuts we are the place to order from
Our first two plant traveled too my friend @stefanhorbergorg and his amazing farm on a island in a lake in Småland.

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Bumblebee are here

Bumblebee are here
A very nice surprise of three nests of Bombus terrestris the Larger earth bumblebee a native species, in spring these colonies were all started by a single queen and how now grown big and ready for their new home with us helping too pollinating our tomatoes and other plants in our greenhouse.
Loss of habitat threatens bumblebee a diverse landscape with different types of herbs and trees together with natural nest sites like stone fence are in short demand together with excessive us of crop spray that is harmful to most pollinating insects.
Unlike bees a bumblebee nests aren’t us for more then a year, during the summer/autumn time new queens are hatched and they overwinter on their own to restart the cycle next spring so we hope that this hive will produce a lot off new queens that can help too repopulate our farm and the farms around
In September during open hours we will have a closer look at the bumblebee and how you can help them in your garden

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Happy gardening

The joy of growing
Perfect weather outside for planting stuff in the garden with sun now after big rain yesterday making the soil perfect for new plants and helping the ones that are planted to get established.
A tray of winter squash Blue Ballet absolutely perfect for planting, roots hold the soil in the pot together and leafs are not too big or started too turn yellow due too lack of nutrient lack in the pot.
This is what’s make me happy too have really good looking plants giving the the best possible opportunity for the summer.
Seeding to last and you loose part of the short Swedish summer and seed too early and your plants get too big and stress, there’s no right time too seed but you go on your experience from previous years and hope for the best sometime seeding multiple batches just too make sure you have the best plants

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Täckodling

Riktigt hög luftfuktighet utomhus då passar det bra att jobba i växthuset
Många bäddar med grönsaker som har stått över vintern är nu färdiga för sina sommargrödor, vårvitlök och persilja ersätts med chili och änglatrumpeter.
Vi fortsätter att inspireras av @skillnadens och kör med täckodling i år på fler grödor där det passar in.
1 jämna till bädden efter att vi rensade bort det som fanns kvar
2 två 10 l hinkar med färsk hönsgödsel från våra Torparhöns sprids ut ovanpå jorden
3 Fårens sista ensilag bal har fått stå orörd för länge och börjar brinna, ingen riktig brand utan mer att det mjölksyrade gräset har kommit i kontakt med luften och en komposterings process har startat som alstrar värme, kolla andra bilden så ser ni hur det ryker om den när vi lägger ett tjockt lager ovanpå
4 Mitt i bädden har vi satt två övervintringskrukor med Änglatrumpeter i dom är mycket hungriga växter så rötterna söker sig ut och hittar näring och fukt i bädden
5 Äntligen det roliga när man får plantera chili, bara ta handen och gör ett hål genom ensilaget och plantera i jorden under
6 Vattna plantorna ordentligt för att få bra kontakt mellan jordklumpen med rötter och jorden samt resten av bädden
Ensilaget kommer bli mat till mikroliv som gråsuggor och maskar som bryter ner växtdelar och gör näringen tillgång för nya växter

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Wrecking ball


The very first big project we did as a wwoof farm taking on interns in 2009 was too build a wind shed for the few cows. And all following years feeding and caring for the cows during winter has been fun and rewarding but also really heavy so a big day now when the old hangout for the cows will be Storage and a garage with the cows happy moved in to the Ark stable.
All so a really good indoor job today when the rain is poring down outside

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Apple blossoms

Apple blossoms
In Japan the cherry blossom is celebrated I think the humble apple is my favorite
I was a kid under apple trees and now as a adult I still enjoy them just as much, I like the diversity and have a lot of favorites. When you have a farm with plenty of space it’s not really a problem at first but now when we hit 300 different varieties it’s starting to be a lot. And also the question what is a variety really, a lot of our trees only exists here and from the unique mother tree where grafting material was collected. This one of a kind apple was greatly loved by the person that originally pland them maybe it was a seedling they found or a local variety not found when inventories were conducted.

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flowers

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agroforestry

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Hard choice

Hard choices
The last group of cows left the farm yesterday for a summer in a nature reserve in Blekinge about 1,5 h away But this girl was keep home and she is not happy about it, she had a rough start with a mom that really wanted her but didn’t have enough milk so we have been helping her with extra food.
Separating a calf from its mom is usually done at the age of 8 months when they are ready to leave the nest.
This one is barely 4 months but the risk of letting her go with the rest of the herd was too big if the mom don’t have enough milk and she isn’t big enough to only eat grass.
Instead she stay here on the farm with a few cows among others a cow with a small calf that hopefully takes on this girl too.
It’s a hard choice separating a calf both for it and the mom but it’s also a easy decision when you look on what is best long term for the calf.

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Heritagebreed

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farmlife

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Giant hogweed

Giant hogweed
A very fitting name of one of the most impressive plants I know, it’s one of the fascinating herb you can grow.
It has a lot of super powers like growing flowers 3 m tall giving you the felling of Alice in wonderland walking among them, it also has a very effective defense being photo toxic, if you get it’s sap on your skin and have it exposed to the sun it develop a chemical burn that is very nasty.
If you see it enjoy it at a safe distance and keep your kids away!
It’s a invasive species introduced as a garden plant for its unique appearance, but is now mostly considered a pest and best eradicated when you find it.
We are fighting our with our animals that eat it and digging up all the plants we find.

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Heracleummantegazzianum

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Happy harvesting

Alla ni som har bokat grönsaker från oss till er restaurang eller Reko har Tom Marie och Felix att tacka förbenat fantastisk insats.
Ekologiskt och närproducerat direkt från gården blir inte mycket bättre än så, vi är bara på början av sommarsäsongen men har redan en massa spännande som japansk Wasabi, legendarisk Kålmix, vårlök Maglasäte potatislök, Glasrabarber och mycket mer
Tack för att du väljer att stödja ett hållbart lokalt lantbruk genom att beställa från oss på Bokeslundsgården

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