Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Farm is at risk!

Yes, yes, you got it right! The Romanian Government approved the hydraulic fracturing in our area. You can find the document here (nr 1187).

As you might know, this is a highly dangerous project which affects lands, waters, and ALL living beings. The level of pollution is beyond imagination and the consequences can be devastating.

People in the village have no idea of what is going on, therefore we are trying to spread the news. 

If you would like a closer look to what life looks like with hydraulic fracturing in your area, there is a documentary you can watch - Gasland

P.S. You might ask yourselves which is the reason for this post to be written in English since it concerns Romanians only. Well, it's just to let everyone know the challenges and the worries we experience. Also, if any of our friends abroad has any information about NGOs which might help in this area (information, documents, campaigns) it will be extremely helpful to get some contacts.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Windy harvest day at the Farm!

The past three years were crazy with our family getting bigger. Gardening job was way behind the schedule. But, thank God, we still harvest more than enough compared to what we use and to the work we do.

Today it was apples and pears day. The crunchiest and juiciest apples I have ever tasted. As you can see, worms love them too :). Which means they are chemicals freeeeeee!!!! 

We also got some various types of squashes, sweet corn to seed next spring and a few great beets.

Beets found their way in the pot and transformed into a beautiful and tasty salad. This little man appreciated it as you can see :)

And because one rule of thumb in our home is not to throw food away, I also used the leaves to cook vegetarian sarmaleThe stuffing was: onion, peppers, champignon mushrooms, carrots, parsley leaves, quinoa and seasonings. I used some garam masala as well, simply because we enjoy Asian spices. 
So, if you'd like the recipe just let me know! Will post some pictures later on!