Time is passing fast since we have a lot of preparation to do before the snow is coming. One of the most important things in winter will be to keep our place warm, we chopped a very big amount of wood and stored it nicely and dry around Postaja.
The second most important thing is that we have enough food to eat, since we do not hibernate like bears (hopefully) will do. We processed fresh cabbage by traditional recept in to 150kg of sour cabbage or in Croatian; kisali kupus 🙂 By conserving the food which can be locally found and grown during this season we did reduced our footprint, by choosing to conserve we will manage to have vegetables during the wintertime when they are difficult to grow. Besides making things sour we also dried many fruits and mushrooms and made some nice jam/sauces.
Soon we will also make sure we got some nice drink when we distill the Rakija made of plums, apple and pears, we all look forward to try the new drink!
Not only we are preparing of course, also the bears are getting ready for the hibernation. Bears are digging a den and eat themselves fat. We will help them a little by supplying straw and good food. As you might know we have also dogs, cats, ducks, goose and chickens living here, we are preparing winter proof housing for them as well, right now the chicken house is being improved with wooden walls.
We are looking forward to the winter, to learn more about local traditions and have good conversations in our best Croatian 😉 To be continued soon when the first snow falls!