Archive | January, 2013

Jason’s Forest Garden

16 Jan

It is two weeks now since I arrived to this Forest Garden in a small village close to the coast of Portugal. I am staying with second WWOOF host on this trip. Jason and his 3 kids are living here in his period villa. During 12 years here he created a jungle garden in his […]

Van-grown superfoods or sprouts from the jar

10 Jan

For sleeping in a van during winter good health is essential. Good diet and exercise is matter of course for me.  Another boost are sprouts from the jar. Here is a method from the book Local wild life – Turtle lake refuge’s recipes for Living Deep by Katerina Blair Becoming a sprouting master Sprouting creates an added dimension for […]


4 Jan

My next stop was second biggest city of Portugal and home of the port wine Porto. It is stretched around the steep hills of Douro river valley. The history of Porto dates back to the 4th century, to the Roman occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Now it is a vibrant touristic town with many places […]

Irrigation system renovation

4 Jan

During Christmas I experience hospitality of Portuguese people and I have to say food and wine was excellent. Big thanks to Isabel, her parents and friends for having me at the table. After two days of traditional overeating it was time to do some work and burn that Christmas fat. After the cows are gone from the farm there is a […]