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A SIMPLE, DOWN TO EARTH, HANDS-ON, SELF-RELIANT LIFE #ONTHEMOUNTAIN

About marta

Marta is a historian by background and I love to create new things. I am born in the Balkans, raised in the Lowlands, and now living at the foot of the Alps. Follow me on my adventures.
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5 years of growing tomatoes in March
2 months ago

5 years of growing tomatoes in March

By  •  garden, sowing

Wow! I just realised that his will be my fifth year of growing tomatoes. Of course I have grown tomatoes before as well. On a balcony. But this will be …
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Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma
3 months ago

Garden update: wood chips, sowing, digging and drip hoses dilemma

By  •  garden, sowing, planting

I’ve posted a few video garden updates again. You can find them below. I realise I explain less in these videos, than I normally do in my written posts. If …
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Vegetable garden update February 2017 (video)
4 months ago

Vegetable garden update February 2017 (video)

No worries, there will be written updates on the garden as well this year. But as there isn’t much to shoot beautiful pictures of, I’m taking the liberty of only …
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Vegan Macedonian stuffed peppers recipe
4 months ago

Vegan Macedonian stuffed peppers recipe

By  •  eat, savory, spring

Recipe time! Today I want to show you how I make vegan stuffed peppers. Although I don’t use my grandmothers recipe (if she even had one), I do try to …
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Snow on the allotment – January 2017
4 months ago

Snow on the allotment – January 2017

The snow forced me to share a new video with you so soon. I share some information on the situation of the garden and a bit of information on my …
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Bergamotlemon cake with rosemary and vanilla
4 months ago

Bergamotlemon cake with rosemary and vanilla

By  •  eat, sweet, spring

Just before the holidays Eduard and did some major grocery shopping. We don’t go out for groceries very often, together, nor alone. So it was a bit of a feast. …
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New video: 2017 January garden update and small chores
4 months ago

New video: 2017 January garden update and small chores

One of the goals I’ve set out for myself this year is to learn to film and montage film to create better Youtube content. The only way to do this …
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Dreaming about a winter garden
5 months ago

Dreaming about a winter garden

By  •  garden, sowing

So, I’m dreaming about a winter garden – again. It has been four years in a row now that I basically don’t have a – mention worthy – winter garden. …
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A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake
6 months ago

A Sunday afternoon walk around our village lake

By  •  travel, grenoble, live

As I was preparing the pictures for this post yesterday, I wasn’t sure whether to make a simple post with pretty pictures to show the beautiful valley we live in. …
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How to make a rag tabouret, rag footstool or rag chair
6 months ago

How to make a rag tabouret, rag footstool or rag chair

By  •  make

A while ago I promised you a tutorial on a project of mine that I started years ago. I call it the “rag tabouret”. This tabouret/stool/footstool is all about upgrading old …
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