Sunday, 2 September 2018

Long time no post! Well, it has been ages since I last posted here, but this is because I've been so busy elsewhere...

For those of you in the UK, you will know how hot it was this year. I'm not to sure what the official definition of a drought is, but it was probably the closes we're going to get to one. And it was certainly the hottest and driest summer for a very  long time. as a result I lost most of the veg, however my fruit loved the hot weather. If you remember I have been growing heirloom/heritage tomatoes - and this year saw my best results!

A small selection of various types of tomatoes I grow
along with foraged chicken-of-the-woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
below - the makings of a healthy, free and pesticide absent meal!

Whilst we in the UK have a good number of outlets for heritage seeds, it is nothing to the scale of seeds on sale in north America. It defeats the point of our local over global outlook to buy them there and have them shipped over the Atlantic but there are certainly a number of good books I've been looking at which I might get. I think Baker Creek (USA) sells nearly 2000 varieties of heirloom seed - which blows any outlet here clear out the water!

Growing your own food is a spiritual practise as well as a physical one. And its why the far left are not interested in it. Gardening is a nationalist act!! To grow healthy food, we need strong roots. We need organic soil, we save our best seeds and reproduce only from our healthiest stock. There are no third or fourth gender plants and the strong will always outgrow the weak. I will always get a better crop from a heritage seed; and cross pollination destroys that line. Purity is Strength! 

Monday, 11 June 2018

Ethel project updates

This year has seen an excellent start for my garden. As you may remember I trialled the 'no dig method' - and this has been a great improvement, as there has been hardly any weeds to pull.

For the last five or six years, I've been concentrating on growing heirloom/heritage seeds. In fact, my mangetout (snow peas) have all come up fine, with these being the fifth generation of seed I've saved.

I wish I had the land that our American friends has access to. My garden is quite a large one, but it is nowhere near the size needed to be self-reliant in food. House prices where I live average half million pound, and with the constant influx of immigrants, land cost is now outside the reach of the common Englishman. But this shouldn't stop us from doing whatever we can to be less reliant on big business, no matter how small. 

I hope that my posts are a help or inspiration to my fellow Wodenists who are new to growing fruit and veg. Hopefully this year I'll be saving enough seeds to distribute to others.

I'm not going to give up on my blogs, but I do have less and less time for the internet. Personally, I find working the soil as spiritually rewarding as it is physical - The unity of blood and soil must be restored!

gooseberries growing well up a lebenrune trellis

above and below - this is my first 'no dig bed' which was well covered with mulch. As a result I've not had to weed at all. 

one of my Pekin bantams, my others being Wyandottes

heritage tomatoes in a make-shift polytunnel. 

Saturday, 14 April 2018

I'm very pleased that my garden seems crawling with ladybirds. These little beetles are sacred to Freya, their colours of course are red white and black! It's a good sign as they will certainly be eating the pests and soon laying their eggs.

Below is a cold frame I built using recycled materials. I have three clear plastic sheets which cover the top and keeps the heat in. All the seeds sown here are heritage open pollinating seeds.

 As mentioned in my previous post - I've taken out my raised beds and I'm going to trial the no dig method. This plot is a lot bigger than the original 6 x6 bed. Mange Tout is growing well already.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Like Wulf over on the Guerrilla Survival blog, I have been getting my veg patches ready for this years growing season. I've already started sowing which would have given me an early crop that I could have harvested before the pests arrive in the late summer, however the snow came and there wasn't the necessary light levels so they all bolted.  Nothing wasted though as the seedlings made a fine addition to a salad.

Unlike Wulf I've been removing my raised beds. Where I started with six, 6 foot square beds I now only have four with the idea of trailing the No Dig method in two 4 foot by 16 foot trenches. This is giving me a far larger area to grow in.

The snow was very heavy this year and whilst the Nordic world mocked our apocalyptic 6 inches of covering, in some parts of the UK the snow was very deep and presented a real challenge. I burn't about a half ton of wood in my stove which was lit almost continuously, so this year seasoning even more firewood will be high on the list.

Sending time outside in the garden or amongst the veg patches cleanses the soul - the magic of Blood and Soil! And this year I am going to use an area of the garden to grow the herbs and plants mentioned in the Nine Herbs charm. This will be centred around an existing apple tree - which is also one of the plants in the poem. This section of the garden will probably become a weoh where I can place offerings. I got this idea from Hex magazine who did a wonderful job of creating a Nine Herb Charm garden. 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Mushroom hunting - October

My youngest daughter and I spend a lot of time looking for mushrooms. It's excellent to be in the woodlands and forests. My advice for novice mushroom hunters is learn the five most deadly mushrooms (they ALL grow in the UK) and learn the five easy to recognise common edible mushrooms. So you are researching fungi from the opposite ends of the scale. Once you are happy that you recognise the poisonous ones so that you won't be killing yourself by mistake (...there's a saying that goes you can eat any mushroom at least once!) and you are familiar with some good eaters, choose another five edible and poisonous mushrooms to search for and learn about.  

Monday, 2 October 2017

White Sharia? Why not White Halakhah too? Sharia and Halakhah are the very same, Islamic lore and Judaic lore. Both are totally alien, totally foreign, totally incompatible with our Germanic Heathen Worldview. It alarms me to see so many 'white' nationalists websites and groups promoting 'white sharia'. The ancient Germanic women had the same rights as the men. They were allowed to marry, divorce and hold property. This blog supports traditional gender roles. For our womenfolk - this means motherhood - which is the greatest fulfilment a woman can achieve, but in no way should the role be forced onto our women!  Reject 'white sharia' and all other alien creeds!! 

European women are to beautiful, to precious and to important to be subjected to White Sharia. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

A happy Eventide to you all!

The Jera rune - This is such an appropriate rune to symbolise the Eventide (equinox). The rune of the harvest and the cycle of the year, for now we reap what we sow. All the effort we made in the spring is rewarded.

The Eventide in named because it is just that - even! Equal day for night. Now, and for the rest of the year, we see the return of darkness - time to enjoy the fruits of our labours!