Author Archives: riabaeck2

Next Open Day, Saturday Sept.8!

Dear friends of Dorpsstraat, A new invitation for a big step in our project! Next Saturday, Sept 8, we will start – and finish! – with the straw bale building of our former workshop place, now to be turned into … Continue reading

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Some winter pictures

A few weeks ago, I took these pictures on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was quite warm and it looked we would go into spring without any winter. But this week a little snow has arrived and it is freezing … Continue reading

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and then a storm…

We were not sure it was coming our way… the wind became stronger and the local fruit farmers started ‘shooting’ at the storm. But to no avail. It started raining and we went inside. Suddenly it was almost totally dark, … Continue reading

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Some abundance

A few more pictures here.

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Divine Country

Over, at the online community of Powers of Place, I received this beautful story via Raffi, an online friend. He speaks about Eiwor Backlund, who started a cafe in a rural area… Eiwor is in Sweden, and the cafe is … Continue reading

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This is a cross-posting from my (Ria’s) regular blog, but it has its place here too. An idea occurred to me Sunday, working in the garden the whole weekend, I’m not growing vegetables, I’m cleaning this piece of land that … Continue reading

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Economy, artistry and poetry

Someone named Postnikov – I never heard about him before – has written some interesting thoughts on Economy. His post starts with a few quotes: Let the beauty we love be what we do. – Rumi The environmental crisis is … Continue reading

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