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The next market is the one at Wik Castle. It’s the biggest and best of the year. I thought I’d better start preparing earlier this year, so I started picking pumpkins.

I discovered that the rodents too have found them tasty, so I had better pick all now before they eat too many.

And get some better rodent prevention in place.

Our years supply of onions and garlic is secure.

I can sell the rest now.

Last year we sold too many and had to buy some. The weather is better this year, so they are bigger, and I planted alot more.

I got about 40 hardy plants of lettuce from a guy at the market. I have plenty of space still unplanted, as well as empty beds where I have already harvested stuff, so with a little sprinkle of chicken manure pellets and some cultivation, I planted them out.

My own starts aren’t ready yet and didn’t germinate well either.

I’d better sow a new tray of lettuce starts too for planting out in late summer.

There were a lot of green tomatoes to pick last fall and save to ripen during the fall/winter. We’ve been eating them until now, and these are the last.

These various kinds of small cocktail tomatoes last the longest. The flavor is not that great, but turned into a cresmy tomato soup, the flavor is excellent.

Dried and packaged for later use.

And now the second batch is up drying, and the third batch is inoculated and in the incubator. It’s kind of like a conveyor belt operation, but with little hands on work. If the conditions are right the aspergillus mold grows very well on it’s own.

I finally got them all in out of the cold for winter storage and selling. All over the place.

The Wik Skördefest this year was a bit different. There was a new team of organisers with some new ideas – many more sellers over a wider area, more publicity and new positions for us old timers.

I was a bit dismayed, but the weather turned out great, the crowds were bigger and our main customers were able to find us, so sales were good,

especially for the fermented foods.

Getting ready for the big one!

The yearly Wik Harvest Market. We are spending a good part of 3 days harvesting, baking, packaging, etc.

It starts tomorrow (16 sept) 11 oclock at Wik Slott near Uppsala.

Today is the day for the yearly harvest festival market at Wik. 


Better than ever!

The sweet pungent smell of koji has filled the house once again. Ripe and sporulating and ready for harvesting and drying.


It’s day 2 after 48 Hours.

And spread out in a thin layer

It will be dry in 2 days when the next batch of barley koji is ripe and ready.