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  • #31
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    Sailing the farm tribe - Week 36 2010.

    Dear Friends.

    Early september 2010. Summer is for sure over. We have had the first
    day with below 0 degrees now and harvest is around the corner. We
    have had people from UK, Argentina, Australia(!), US, Germany, Spain
    and Sweden here last days.

    Farm-news:

    The bees will be fed sugar next week, so for sure they know that the
    summer is over, and we have been picking/harvest lots and lots of
    berries and some hunded kilo of organic broccoli. Any tips how to eat
    broccoli in different ways is very welcome. Cooked, baked, raw.. you
    name it - we will try it!

    We are still working on the painting the barn/fixing the roof and will
    continue this for the next weeks, also expand the garden for next year
    harvest and will try different kind of seeds which is planted in
    autumn.


    Boatbuilding news.

    The gallion figure goes forward as normal. This is not an easy
    task. Problem is more about how to make it look natural and still
    protected below the bowsprit without beeing crushed in some harbour.
    Since its so close to the winter season we prioritize harvest and
    painting but will be back to more welding and boatbuilding by early
    october.

    If you want to join our cool sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.

    Pictures from last weeks:

    Watching the stars. The gallion figure with head and body. Jumping of
    the straw-bale and how many can sit on a strawbale-contest 2010.

    Peace and love from
    Sailing-the-farm tribe.

    <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...54"/><br />
    <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...62"/><br />
    <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...66"/><br />
    <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...71"/><br />

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    • #32
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      Sailing the farm tribe - Week 38 2010.

      Dear wannabe sea-gypsies.

      Late september 2010. We have been working on feeding the bees with
      sugar, working on the barn and put seeds into the soil during last 2
      weeks. Its also been raining a lot. Season is at the end for the bees
      and they can happily hibernate (kind of) until spring again. Since its
      so close until snow is coming we prioritize everything which have to
      be done outside now. Hopefully will be back on boatbuilding by
      october.

      Thanks for many cool broccoli receipes. we try to have broccoli every
      day. Not because its so healthy (which it is) but more because we have
      so much of it! Only stuff we havent try yet is broccoli cake!

      If you want to join our cool sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.

      Pictures from last weeks:


      Have no horse!, Feeding the steam-boiler to heat up sugar for bees, 3
      birds on the barn-roof (which is 15 meter up). gallion-figure in clay.


      Peace and love from
      Sailing-the-farm tribe.



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      • #33
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        Sailing the farm tribe - October 2010.

        Dear wannabe sea-gypsies.

        Late october 2010. Still no snow, which is kind of strange, but we are
        happy. It has been a quite a busy october with more than 10 people
        here almost all the time so it is a little crowded during dinner-time.
        But ofcourse very nice. We have spent most of the time painting up
        the barn and fixing the roof and we are now very close to finish up
        this step.

        But we are not always working, during weekend it has been apple
        picking so the cellar is stuffed with yummy apple/cinnamon jam.

        We will be back to serious boatbuilding when last part of the barn
        roof is fixed so stay tuned.

        If you want to join our cool sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.


        Pictures from last weeks: Pretty crowded around breakfast table,indoor
        fishing, the cat found a soft couch, happy workers on the roof.


        Peace and love from
        Sailing-the-farm tribe.



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        <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...68"/><br />

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        • #34
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          Sailing the farm tribe - late November 2010.

          Dear wannabe sea-gypsies.

          Sailing the Farm late November 2010. The snow has arriwed, its -10C
          outside but warm inside the farm-hosue . We managed to finish up the
          barn just in time before the snow arrived, and we are back on the
          boat.

          These days we have been working on making a small scale sails in 1/10
          with junkrig. Its cheaper to mistakes in 1/10 than in original
          version. We are not really happy about the sail-construction yet so
          the plan now is to put on on a model and see how it works, before we
          start to sew up the big sails.

          Also started the slow process of melding down lead to ingots. We
          probably need 5-6 tonns of lead so its a long way to go.

          If you want to join our cool sea gypsy tribe, please contact us.

          Pictures from last weeks: The chinese eskimo-girl sorting out
          scraplead for ballast. Sail-sewing girl is making model-sails for
          testing. Painting bee-hives for next summer. All will be
          green. The Boat with 2 mast and junk-rig.

          Peace and love from
          Sailing-the-farm tribe.

          <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...83"/><br />
          <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...89"/><br />
          <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...96"/><br />
          <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...10"/><br />

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          • #35
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            Sailing the Farm tribe december 2010.

            Dear friends.

            Its been a cold november and december (coldest since 1919 they say) It
            feels more like january with temperatures down to -25 C but work goes
            forward as usual. We are still working with the sails model and still
            not really happy with the construction so some time to go before we
            scale up in real size and start to make it. 5-6 people have been here
            last weeks. We managed also to melt some hundreds kg of beeswax out
            of old beeframes which hopefully will be candles in future. Then we
            also are working on the boat as normal.

            Im sitting alone in front of the fire and writing up the last
            Newsletter of 2010. Looking back, 53 people from all over the world
            have been helping moving "Sailing the Farm" project forward in
            2010. All more or less amateurs but they have all done a tremendous
            work both on farm and on the boat. This adds up to 836 working days
            or more than 6000 hours! Without this help this project will be
            impossible to finish.. Im very grateful for all who have been
            contributed, the laughter and jokes around the dinnertable and most of
            all the good memories.

            So when the fire slowly burns out and its time to go to bed, I wish
            you and your loved ones a peaceful christmas and a happy new year and
            hope to see you in 2011.

            Pictures from last weeks: The sailmaking model goes forward. Mr Cat
            and boatbuilding dog share the couch after a hard day. Boathouse in
            wintersnow.

            Peace and love from
            Sailing-the-farm tribe.

            <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...56"/><br />
            <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...61"/><br />
            <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...65"/><br />

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            • #36
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              Sailing the Farm tribe january 2011

              Dear friends.

              New year and new possibilites! I bet 2011 will be a good year for our
              dream project. More and more people are joining to help pushing
              sailing the farm tribe forward so sofar it looks good.

              Last weeks we have been working hard on the boat project and farm. Its
              5 people here now from different countries from all the world. The
              farm has also got a few more permanent inhabitants - we found out that
              its time to get self sufficient on eggs so now we have chickens -
              hopefully there will be plenty of eggs in a few months time. The
              indoor garden is growing slowly and wonder of wonder we have now 2 red
              tomatoes! :-) That is really a slow growing plant!

              Of more serious farm work we are cleaning 2500 frames in Sodium
              hydroxide (NaOH) or better known as caustic soda which will be used
              for next years beekeeping project. We made a 2x1 meter box out of 1 mm
              aluminium for washing those frames, but suddenly found out that this
              stuff was extremely corrosive. That box lasted only 2 days! Thankfully
              there will be no NaOH on the boat! :-)

              Pictures from last weeks: chickens under the green lamp, cleaning
              beekeeping frames, a boatbuilding girl in front of the boat.

              Peace and love from
              Sailing-the-farm tribe.

              <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...35"/><br />
              <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...40"/><br />
              <img src="http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...44"/><br />

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              • #37
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                Hei! Du må oppdatere oss om dette interessante prosjektet, fortelle mer om konstruksjonen din og fremdriften. Kjempetøft!
                det er ikke det du sier, det er det du tror du sier..

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                • #38
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                  Sailing the Farm tribe march 2011

                  Dear friends.

                  The coldest months are behind us thankfully. Daylight get longer
                  every day and soon the springtime will be here. It has been maybe
                  10-15 very nice wannabee sea-gypsies here last 2-3 months and we have
                  made good progress.

                  We have been working hard on the boat and farm since last
                  newsletter. Since last time we are more or less finished with the
                  dieseltanks and watertanks inside the boat and also fixed the position
                  of the small engine we plan to install.

                  Making stuff for beehives is more or less finished. Cleaning and make
                  wax-moulds for 200 bee-hive boxes took a lot of time but only a few
                  days away finish up this step.

                  Of less serious business, as tradition on the farm goes - we made
                  another igloo this year and its a popular place to sleep during
                  night. Even if its -20 celcius its cozy and warm inside the
                  igloo. Skiing is also a popular pasttime.

                  When spring is coming we plan to grow potatoes, carrots and onion to
                  get more selfsufficient on food. Welding up the deck has also high
                  priority so until then - have a nice early spring (or autumn/winter
                  for those of you in the southern hemisphere!)


                  If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
                  contact us!

                  Pictures from last time.

                  1. The ladies are making wax-moulds for the bees.
                  2. Cutting wood for next winter.
                  3. A nice Igloo, very popular indeed!
                  4. Our birds are taking sun-bath.
                  5. Out skiing in nice winter weather.

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                  • #39
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                    Sailing the Farm tribe early april 2011

                    Dear friends.

                    Spring is slowly coming and even if it is still snowing it usually
                    melt a little every day. We are into summertime so sun goes down after
                    2000 so we have long days ahead of us thankfully.

                    There has been many nice wannabee seagypsies last weeks on farm and
                    everyone talks eagerly about the future life of roaming the seas. We
                    have a huge stocks of sailingbooks on the farm so its easy to dream
                    about distance shores and nice sunsets.

                    The work goes forward as normal, we are melting lead for the ballast
                    keel (totally around 4500 kg). It will be in big V-shaped form,
                    with average weight of around 60 kg. It makes it easier to take them
                    out in emergency. Lead is quite poisonous so we are using masks and
                    work outside. It melts around 300 degress, so easy to use a wood
                    burning stove.

                    The wax-melting process for the bees is finished thankfully. Now we
                    have 150 boxes with clean organic wax. We started this process in
                    october so it was a long and tedious work.


                    If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
                    contact us!

                    Comments to the pictures.

                    1: 3 hardworking seagypsies taking a rest on the couch.
                    2. the girl with the rooster. Look at the matching colors. The rooster
                    might think they belong to the same tribe.
                    3. Our Igloo got a nice shaped door.
                    4. Balancing on a line. A little cold without shoes.
                    5. Melting lead for the boat. Each weight 60 kg.
                    6. Time to hit the road again. Our professional hitchhiking girl
                    decide to go south after many month on farm. Deeply missed.


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                    • #40
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                      Sailing the Farm tribe late april 2011

                      Dear sea gypsy friends.

                      Hard to believe but summer arrived early this year! it has been 15-16
                      degrees last days and we are still talking april! This looks good, our
                      sea gypsies even complain its a little too warm in the boatshed. How
                      fast we forget our frostbitten toes!

                      We are still into lead melting. Biggest problem is actually getting
                      scrap lead to a price we are willing to pay. It seems china is driving
                      up the prices so much so its hard to get scrap metal cheap anymore,
                      but we are more or less halfway through this process.

                      Latest news on farm is: We are now almost selfsufficient on eggs!! we
                      get one each day!!! just incredible. Will soon start to plow the field
                      and start planting potatoes, pacelia (for the bees) and raspberries.

                      Happy easter!


                      If you are interested in joining sailing the farm project please
                      contact us!


                      And as usual some pictures from the last weeks:

                      1. this girl is a serious sea gypsy. even have a fisherman anchor on
                      her left leg. so together with our 4 other fisherman anchor I think
                      we have enough!
                      2. second batch of chickens.Its incredible how fast they grow - almost
                      magic.
                      3. Yes, Spring time is here, cleaning and painting antofouling on the
                      small sailboat.
                      4. Easter dinner. What else than chinese hotpot! For those
                      landlubbers out there. this kerosene stove is stolen from the
                      boat to simulate that we have a real hotpot table.

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                      • #41
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                        Sailing the Farm tribe mid May 2011

                        Dear wannabe sea gypsies,

                        Its been really nice weather for the last 2 weeks. The bees are busy
                        collecting pollen, and we have been working out on the fields for the
                        last days. The potatoe field is finished so now its just to wait
                        until october to see the result.

                        We found we probably needed mast for the sea gypsy community so we
                        started planting 700 small spruce-trees. Then its just to sit down and
                        wait - some 80 years. It is the sea gypsies of the future who will
                        appreciate this step - but its good to think longterm. who
                        knows. maybe it will be hundreds of boats roaming the seven seas some
                        time in distant future?

                        We are still working on the lead smelter, it will be some time until
                        this step is finished, but goes slowly forward. Finding good lead is
                        biggest problem.

                        If you think you have some skills who could be useful to us and wants
                        to become a part of our happy seagypsy community please dont hesitate
                        to contact us.

                        Minutes from last weeks:

                        1. two hardworking kiwi/aussie guys on their way to the field to pick
                        rocks!

                        2. Cooling down the lead smelter with water. the obligatory safetymask
                        is on. getting lead poison is no fun.

                        3. Preparing the potato field. quite good soil (you can see some
                        beehives in the background there)

                        4. Planting 700 spruce trees. The seagypsy dog watch the process
                        closely.

                        http://weldingweb.com/attachment.php...1&d=1305179959
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                        • #42
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                          Sailing the Farm tribe mid August 2011


                          Dear wannabe sea gypsies,

                          Still pouring down, last night it rained 50 mm/m2, which makes the
                          potato field a little wet, but still some time until we have a
                          beachfront at 400 meter above sealevel

                          Its been 5-6 hardworking seagypsis from Malaysia, New Zealand, USA,
                          France and Sweden here now for a long time and . We have spent time
                          painting the barracks which looks really cozy and nice, then we have
                          been working out on the field and also slowly preparing for winter.

                          When it comes to boatwork we got hold of 1 tonns more lead and will
                          continue making ballast for the boat.

                          If you think you have some skills who could be useful to us and wants
                          to become a part of our happy seagypsy community please dont hesitate
                          to contact us.

                          Minutes from last weeks:

                          a. Kiwi-girl painting the barracks inside.
                          b. Directly arrived from Jordan. A mix of norwegian winterclothes and
                          traditional jordan wedding costume maybe :-)
                          c. Biking to the lake to go swimming. Whopping 16 degrees C in the water.
                          d. Painting the barracks outside.
                          e. As usual on thursdays - swedish peasoup and waffels.

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                          • #43
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                            Sailing the farm tribe mid sept 2011


                            Dear wannabe seagypsies.

                            The first real frostnights have been visiting us, so winter is slowly
                            coming our way. we have had quite a lot of asian volunteers this month
                            and celebrated the full moon with moon cake some weeks ago. (chinese
                            tradition)

                            Last weeks have been mostly used to harvest and prepare for
                            winter. Jam-producion is up to full speed and hopefully we will have
                            enough homemade jam for the whole winter. The bees have got their
                            sugar so they are also ready for a long winter. Most important step
                            now is finish up the roof and also make a new shower/bathroom which
                            will be warm.

                            So until next newsletter, have a nice autumn!

                            Minutes from last weeks.

                            a. A seagypsy girl from Taiwain
                            b. two proud seagypsies just waiting to launch their home!
                            c. Apple harvest. We got 72 kg of jam!
                            d. Lingon-berry harvest. that was totally 26 kg sofar, and still more berries out there.
                            e. The roof had to be fixed. We are getting there!
                            f. Cleaning out the barn for making winter bathroom.
                            g. Wood cutting. We are not sure but we think we got around 20-30 m3
                            of wood ready for winter.

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                            • #44
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                              Sailing the Farm Newsletter

                              October 2011

                              Dear Sea Gypsies,

                              The snow is almost here! September and October have been productive
                              months here on the farm, as we have been working hard to prepare for
                              the coming winter. The roof on the main house is nearly finished
                              (with lines so straight it is almost sea-worthy!) The trench for the
                              winter bathroom has been dug; once the pipes are in, these
                              hard-working WWoofers will have no more excuses not to shower! All
                              that’s left will be to install the wood-burning heaters in the
                              barracks, and then it will be so toasty warm it wont even feel like
                              winter. We even have a homemade hot tub, nicknamed "The Potato Pot",
                              and once the sauna is built, our luxury spa will be complete! What
                              better way to watch the Northern Lights, than steaming in a hot tub
                              (that was once a milk storage tank, heated by the magic of a Swedish
                              potato cooker)? Especially when (to the delight of some, and horror
                              of others) we discovered that it is possible to measure the volume of
                              its occupants. Maybe life is getting a little too easy on farm and we
                              have too much time on our hands?

                              Harvest season is over and we are enjoying the bounty of home-grown
                              potatoes, lingonberry jam and apple sauce. Our honey is jarred and
                              stored for the winter, and it makes a delicious accomplishment to the
                              morning porridge. There has been a spate of biscuit making, which is
                              definitely helping us to gain some well-needed winter insulation
                              around the stomach area! However we are already looking forward to
                              next spring, and are busy making plans, dividing the fields into
                              potential orchards, turnips, peas, maybe even pumpkins. There is talk
                              of installing both a greenhouse (for those of you who cannot seem to
                              do without a few tomatoes) and a heated space for growing mushrooms.
                              If you know anything about permaculture, we are very anxious to hear
                              from you, because we need all the help we can get!

                              Finally, we want to welcome six new babies to the farm. Chicks "
                              three white, one brown and two black" have arrived and are giving us
                              constant entertainment. Turns out, chicken TV is much more addictive
                              than the normal kind! Four of the chicks are currently living in the
                              girls' barracks, the last arrived this morning with the first snowfall
                              and we are calling him Tuff, in the hopes that he is tough enough to
                              survive the winter.

                              That's everything from the Sea Gypsy tribe this month. We hope
                              everyone out there is well, and enjoying the autumn! Please take a
                              look at our photos and remember, if you have some spare time, there's
                              always room on our farm for an extra WWoofer or two. The cold is
                              coming, and that means work is about to begin again on the boat. She
                              has been much neglected over the summer, and requires some
                              well-deserved attention!

                              PHOTOS:

                              a.The epitomy of a Sea Gypsy farmer, wearing a stylish hat and riding
                              a 52 model Massey Ferguson tractor.

                              b.Making apple sauce with our steam heater.

                              c.The trial run of our machine of the month, an old-style food
                              processor (acquired for free and in perfect working order, although
                              there was a long evening of head scratching before we realized we were
                              using it upside down).

                              d.Two happy WWoofers, boiling in the Potato Pot.

                              e.Moving home the grass in the fields.


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                              • #45
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                                Sailing the Farm Newsletter
                                November 2011

                                Dear Sea Gypsies,

                                November has been an exciting month here on the farm. We've had
                                Americans, Australians, Spaniards, French, Dutch, English... all of us
                                wwoofers staring at the sky, waiting for the snow to come! It has
                                been unseasonably warm, and we are still working hard to finish all
                                the things that need to be finished before winter arrives. It's
                                already snowing on the mountains, so skiing, ice-fishing and igloo
                                building are just around the corner.

                                The roof is not quite finished, although we hope that by the end of
                                the week we will be eating "Roof Cake" to celebrate its completion.
                                Turns out a 100-year-old roof is hard to fix! But once all the tiles
                                are straight, we will move onto the winter bathroom and then the boat.
                                Other projects this month have included fixing up the chicken coop,
                                turning it into 5 star luxury accommodation. Only the best for our
                                chickens! We have also tried our hand at plowing, which is
                                surprisingly difficult. Maybe there's a reason farmers decided to
                                swap horses for tractors... although we definitely prefer the horses!
                                It might just take a bit of practice to get those furrows straight.

                                Other news... the northern lights have been putting on quite a show this
                                month. Wwoofers have been busy, hunting for trolls in the forest and
                                sending each other on scavenger hunts around the farm. One brave
                                wwoofer attempted to walk along the ancient pilgrim trail that runs
                                through the farm, back to Oslo.

                                If you are interested in coming to help us out here on the farm,
                                please let us know. There is always space, just send us an email if
                                you want to try your hand at roof tiling, giant igloo building,
                                welding, plowing... and of course boat building!

                                We hope all of you are well and looking forward to winter!

                                Check out our photos from this month:

                                a.Slowly scaling down the farm, this English girl worries about life
                                without diesel for our tractor... this guy works best on grass and
                                plenty of oats.

                                b.Wrestling with giant snakes in the trench!

                                c.Safety regulations are by the book. Everyone is wearing earmuffs
                                these days.

                                d.Happy sea gypsies feasting (Australia, France, US, England).


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