Saturday, 31 January 2015

We shall gather together the best blood. Just as we are now breeding our Hanover horse from the few remaining pure-blooded male and female stock, so we shall see the same type of breeding over the next generation of the pure type of Nordic German - Darré

Recommended reading!

I'll take some time later and produce a list of books which I certainly recommend reading. I've just received this small paperback book by Abir Taha. Taha, born in Lebanon is the author of the Aryan-pagan classic and essential reading 'Arya'. 

Defining Terrorism: The End of Double Standards -

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Woden's Folk Ethel Project -

Land preparation.

The winter months are when we prepare the soil for growing. Any frost will help breakdown the soil. Now it the time to add compost and organic matters which will feed the soil. Worms will 'pull' this organic matter down into the earth which will feed the soil. As these patches will be for peas and beans, I'll need to add lime as these crops don't like an acidic soil.

In these bed, which is about 3 x 11 foot, I've added mulch from my own compost heap one end (near side) and shop bought soil improver the other (far side). 

The raised bed is made from four 6 foot scaffold boards. which have been painted with a wood preserve. I've three of the raised beds which will be for root veg as the ground is very stony and root veg will 'split'.

This patch runs parallel with the others. As my garden faces north/south my beds run east/west to catch as much sun as possible. This patch is heavily mulched with acidic (fir) compost. In the patch there are two established red current bushes, three smaller bushes no older than a year and in the green tub is an established blueberry. This patch is abut 1 1/2 foot by 12 foot long.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Woden's Folk Ethel Project

More information on the Ethel Project here. This project was started by English Wodenists in the Midlands in the 1980's as a way of sharing information on growing home produce. 

In the new spring I'll be adding articles to this blog, as well as contributing to the Woden's Folk Ethel Project with my own experiences with growing fruit and veg.

All Wehrbauer readers are encouraged the read the books but the self sufficiency guru John Seymour, whose love of the natural world meant he embraced an organic approach to homesteading, whilst still maximising production. He really is regarded the 'father' of the self sufficient! 

My own garden is now being prepared for the spring. When I moved into my home there were over 30 trees in the garden, unfortunately not one was a fruit tree! The winter months are ideal for tree planting as trees are dormant during the cold months. So to put this right I've planted apple, plum and gage which will  provide fruit and will also act as a natural hedge, which will of course in turn help the wildlife, especially the wild birds.

One of the worst farming practises in modern age is the 'super' farms *, vast acres of land growing a monocultured crop. Farms today are owned by business and wealthy land owners. The farmers themselves are tenets and have little say in how farms are managed. The removal of the natural hedges has had a disastrous effect of our wildlife, as well as contributing to land erosion. 

We can help put this right by planting natural hedges, or even just a few fruit trees in the garden, which will after a few years provide fruit for the family - and will taste far better than those from the supermarket! And unlike growing veg - growing fruit is very easy, as once you have planted your tree or fruit bush, nature will take care of the rest, thus a relatively hassle free means of food production. Even bad or rotten fruit can be composted.

This winter join in and plant a fruit tree!

* Walter Darre (The National Socialist Peasant Leader) banned farms from becoming larger than 500 acres in size and ensured that all farms became Erbhof farms, meaning that a bank could never seize a farm from the owner.