me and my wife have buy a small farm in finland ( eteläpohjanmaa) , and have a self sufficiant farm project , based on permaculture and biodynamie) , we work with horses , have goats and ducks and lots of projects .we just move here this spring after 12 years living in lapland where this have be to difficult to build that project .
if somebody are interresting to contact us : who live close , or pass througt this area ...... welcome to visit our small farm project.
my sister-in law lives in alajärvi, would be nice to see your farm next time we go up. we live about an hour west of helsinki and have just started my first big perm project with pigs. welcome to visit if you find yourself in the south.
wow Klaus, that is awesome! would be great to visit you eco-island sometime.
our pig project worked out great. we fed them mash from the local brewery and old food from the markets, only buying 8sacks of feed for the 6mos we had them. we got 4 pigs at 27 kilos and after 6mos had the smallest pig at 100kilos! a great return. in turn they tilled .3hectare of fields for me and fertilzed (would have done multiple hectares if i let them), we got lots of tasty meat- it was though a bit more work than i imagined, but worth it.
Nice to notice Im not the only one from Finland here. This topic will go on my favourite list right away.
I have a little bit similiar project going on here in Rovaniemi. I dont have any animals yet, but hopefully next summer I can get some chickens. Onnea valitsemallanne tiellä.
posted 4 years ago
Christian, i have always thought that feeding pigs must be expensive because they eat alot. Never really studied it though.
Kyrt, i know 1,5ha is not enought for selfsufficiennt farming for many people. It would also be extremely difficult because of the short growing seasons we have. Some what sufficient is possible, since the lake is full of fish year around and there is lots of edible plants in surrounding nature. Finnish people do not really take advantage of it. Small community of 5-15people is what i have been thinking of.
Juha, i am planning to get some chickens aswell when i return to Finland. Escaped the winter this time. Flew to the warmth of Asia like a birds do! Easy solution for winter!
I will later start my own topic and upload more photos. Internet really sucks here in west papua.. I have youtube channel though, check klausssi123 if interested
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