Jan Sebastian Dunkelheit

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Germany/Cologne - Finland/Savonlinna
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No, I have seen black chanterelles before. They have a curved cap. These had spiked caps. Maybe it is a new species, I don't know. There are at least 500 different kinds of mushrooms in Finland. But I haven't found a complete database to search for it.
6 years ago
Get a shovel, an axe, a chainsaw and a gardenhose. Dig a hole half a meter in diamenter around the trunk, using the shovel and the axe. Clean the big roots with the gardenhose. Cut them with chainsaw. You have to remove everything bit by bit. Very labor intensive. I would simply dig a hole half a meter in diameter and try to remove the top of the trunk, drill holes in it and cover it so that the soil on top of the trunk is level. Much less work. Will take decades to decay but who cares? Out of sight out of mind.
6 years ago
No one?
6 years ago
Just wanted to give you a short update:

Last year I wasn't visiting Finland at all because my mother had a stroke. This year I was only for 10 days there. The perennials are doing fine and grass is taking over. I mowed a little bit here and there and threw in some clover seeds. Nothing dramatic. Minor repairs, cleaning the houses and roofs where more important. The terraces and perennials I planted there are doing fine - they are not dead yet anyway! Even though I never came by to put rotten wood in there. I left some big piles of brush and logs there 2 years ago and I will use them hopefully next year to get everything done as planned.

Damn, it is a shame I couldn't stay there longer - the island is soooo beautiful!
6 years ago
Hey, found a couple of weird looking mushrooms on our Island in Finland.

Anyone able to identify it?

6 years ago
Normally it is quite efficient to brushcut unwanted plants when their seeds are not ripe yet. Do you have a brush cutter?
7 years ago
My comment was meant for bhughes and Yes it was unhelpful. I apologize.

I'm not sure about goats though. I know near to no plant goats won't eat but sand spur is known to damage animals mouths. Or am I mistaken?
7 years ago
Don Quijote's battle against the windmills. This is just sad, dude. Seriously.
7 years ago
Power bred sheep are modern factory sheep who are explicitly bred for either wool, meat, milk, etc.
I'm not a native speaker so I roughly translated what they are called in the german language.
The opposite of them are old race sheep: Those are normally less trouble to hold but won't grow as fast, won't produce as much wool and milk and have (from a production aspect) unwanted properties, too. Some people can live from 100 old race sheep when you know someone who knows people who like special stuff. Most people need at least 300-400 power bred sheep to be productive.


As far as I know you can hold 6-8 sheep on 2 acres all year round - without aditional foodering. Is anyone disagreeing? When you think of a medium productive pasture, I mean.
7 years ago
White clover, gras and wildflowers. Top the seeds with mulch and compost. I bet you don't have power bred sheeps? If not than it doesn't really matter what you're sowing there. Only the toughest, bite and step tolerant stuff will prevail.
7 years ago