Claire's Blog

  • 23/09/2018
    Equinox art

    As the earth slips into shorter days, energies flow...

  • 19/09/2018
    Chicken sounds

    What do the different sounds our chickens make mean?  A sort of whistle...

  • 16/09/2018

    Stenciling the vermicompost bags, and testing erosion prevention with aging weeds?

  • 12/09/2018
    Vicious delicious

    No raging heat, pleasant heat for harvesting 27 "boxes" worth of vegetables. 

    Volunteering to pick Okra - Ladies Fingers - Bamya?  Be well shielded! 

  • 19/08/2018
    Grains and pickles

    My last night before summer turns to autumn. Observing, watching, listening, wondering...

    Sunday the team arrived early to work on the first batch of pickles, and then threading meters of pepers for drying.

    Language?  OK I was

  • 05/08/2018
    Keeping up with Nature?

    How much we can learn from Nature!  Under stress, priorities are clear.  Survival of the fittest among the wide range of seeds and offspring.  Produce as much as possible with available resources.  

    As for humans, such choices are seen as&

  • 26/07/2018
    Sleeping out

    Strange summer, while elsewhere overheats, we have rain end of July! What can we take for granted?  

  • 15/06/2018
    Steppe Transition to Summer

    A week ago a Steppe Ecology course brought even more understanding of how nature has adapted life forms to the harsh conditions of extremes of temperature and low rainfall.  June is the time of year when the annuals are turning to seed, leaving space&

  • 06/05/2018
    Special Rain

    Aika, this is for you: for all the beauty and energy you have brought to Güneşköy over recent months.  Fazla beklemeden yine gel! 

  • 22/04/2018
    Preparing an Erasmus Project

    Only a few days left before we submit our Erasmus project: İbrahim tested his new tent on the coldest night in a long time.  In the glasshouse, seedlings need watering daily.  The chickens are laying more eggs, and our ducks move to their new home.&