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Hello world!

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I wake up, I always wake up to Sigurds voice.
“Mamma” he says “I´m awake now”
Then we cuddle. Jeppe is in the kitchen feeding the fire in the wood stove. Silas is off to school. It is dark, it is always dark, now.
He hands me the coffee. I watch the sunrise through the window.
Nobody says a word.
After a while we are ready.

We get up. Some days Sigurd is off to kindergarden, I think he needs other children.
Other days he stays at home. There are no certain rule, no schema, we do what we want.
Today Jeppe drove him to kindergarden while I did the dishes, swept the floor, ready the dough, tidy, tidy as I always do, in the mornings.
Then I went for a morning walk.

There´s a certain place down by the lake.

There´s a certain sunrise stone.

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It is good to be home.
It´s really, really good.

While I sat on the stone and watched the sun I thought about all the things we need to do.

The other day it was minus 11. Winter is coming soon everything will be frozen to the ground, everything will be still, like inside a bubble, we need to

– Fetch straw for the hens.
Straw is surprisingly expensive and hard to get your hands on when you live in the mountains, in the forest (we have hay – from scything but it´s not as well of an insulator).
It´s a project. To fetch the straw. To rearrange the henhouse, prepare them for winter (slaughter the roosters) and such.

– Prepare the soil-o-lator (stir the soil around, add urine, nettle juice (I made it this autumn),a lot of ash, eggshells. We need good soil come spring, this is a priority, I need to do this… before king winter lays his hands on the land.

– Insulate the house from the outside to the north.
Cold winds come from the north, these old logs are worn. To insulate the north wall we need to buy planks (planks are our constant challenge, expensive and hard to make on your own with an axe). To buy planks we need money. To get money I need to do speeches, sell the book.

– Rebuild the kitchen.
Jeppe and the boys came to fetch me in Denmark. When we got home the house was deep frozen and the drain from the kitchen sink (gaffa tape, the bottom of a plastic bottle plus some cheap ass ventilation tube) was clogged. This is a good excuse to rebuild the kitchen, new shelfs, new table, new storage systems, new- better- sink.

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So. My mind was drifting, I was thinking about all the things we need to do.
The quiet of the mornings was quickly replaced with this fluttering of the mind, these butterfly wings of stress.
I looked down.
I looked around.

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And I realized that I hadn´t landed yet.
3 weeks in the motherland, on a booktour, shame, ideology, hope, questions, questions, like a soccer player playing the defence, trembling hands, readings, people, oh so many people and all of the hurt in their eyes… it shooke me. In my bones, in the depths of the soul.

I just wanted to go home. To my forest. To my quiet mornings. To my family and to all of our plans which everybody knows we wont fulfill because there is so MUCH to do, it never ends and that´s what I like.

It never ends.
I flex between the quiet. The fluttering of the mind.
The inwards. The outwards.
The ice. The sun.
I move.

I´m thinking that I want to do a FAQ on this blog.
I know ONE frequently asked question, the danes always ask me this question but I´d like to do a FAQ with more than one question.
So what more do you want to know?

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5 comments on “Hello world!

  1. Aura says:

    Tak for dit foredrag. Jeg føler mig helt forladt tilbage i denne vanvittige verden, hvor du nu er gået tilbage til paradis …. hvor er du heldig.

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  2. Christian says:

    Hvad med Capitain ? , hvordan gik det med ham ?

    hvordan ser fremtiden ud – tænker man på det eller er det 1 dag af gangen ?

    skal i være helt selvforsynende engang ?

    hvorfor har i valgt at selv ville lave et samfund og ikke flytte til et af de etablerede eco byer ?

    blev huset i byggede det først sted i boede færdigt og beboeligt ?

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    1. andreahejlskov says:

      (fedt. vender tilbage med en faq. tak)

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  3. Jesper Kofod says:

    Jeg vil anbefale jeg J Mantzel. Han kan findes på youtube og han er et mindre geni i at konstruere ting. Nok om det, men en god idé ville være at lære og svejse. J Mantzel driver sit svejseværk fra en solcelle og en inverter (ellers bruger han generator). Han har videoer om det. Han har også videoer om at bygge et gratis (billigt) sav værk. Klingen er fra en båndsav og holdt af to bilhjul med dæk på. Der er svejset noget aksel sammen der får det ene hjul til at rotere. Han skærer bearbejder rimlig hæftige stammer det sav værk . Og det er nemt at svejse med CO2 svejser. Hvis i ikke lige har 3000 kr,- til gas, tråd, argon og maskine, så kan man rimlig nemt ombygge en mikrobølge ovn til en hæftig elektrode svejser – og det så godt som gratis. Dette kan findes på youtube under MOT (microwave oven transformer) welder. Man skal bare bruge en lodekolbe, lidt ledning, lidt neonrørs transformer ledning og lidt træ til at lave en kasse. Husk gummihandsker ved brug (og ved konstruering) ! Sådan en sag levere et kick på 500 – 200 ampere ved 2 – 5 v. Held og lykke 🙂

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    1. andreahejlskov says:

      Fedt, tak!

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