Weekend Coffee Share – Crowd farming & a relaxing weekend

Welcome to the Weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? Would you like to sit down at my balcony and enjoy a hot beverage with me?

If we were having a coffee and a conversation in real life you would notice that I am rather relaxed and happy. This weekend I have not other plans than to enjoy life; spend time with my daughter, catch up on things around the house (might sound boring, but I love it,) cook a little (including some meal prep for next week,) bake a little, do some gardening (planting rhubarbs, and garlic is on the schedule,) and take some walks in nature (exactly what nature area I’m going to visit is yet to be determined.) Naturally there will be some school work as well, but I’m well on schedule with that. So there’s no stress. How are you? How are things in your world?

I’ve been curious about the concept of CrowdFarming for a while. A few weeks ago my daughter and I decided to adopt a tree (perhaps you remember the post I made about that) or in fact we adopted two trees, one mango tree and one avocado tree. We love mango and avocado, but it would be challenging to grow them in Sweden where we live. When you adopt a tree you support the farmer and sustainable growing practices, and you get to enjoy part of the harvest. The farmer sends it straight to you. We received our first box of mangoes earlier this week.

Do I need to say that they are the most delicious mangoes we ever tasted? We are planning on adopting other types of trees that we can not easily grow here, like pomegranate and perhaps figs (I didn’t see any fig trees available for adoption last time I checked, but more farmers are joining the crowd farming website on a regular basis, and I’m hoping it might be an option later on.)

I’ve enjoyed many amazing bike rides this week, fall is still incredibly beautiful. I saw this rainbow early one morning. There’s been a mix of rain, wind, and sunshine all week, not particularly cold (50F during the day and in the 40’s at night.)

How is your week? What are you up to this weekend? Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share.

Love,

Maria

Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

18 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Crowd farming & a relaxing weekend

  1. Beautiful photos, Maria, and the Mango look so delicious! Your temps are very comfortable having lived them in Michigan. The highs here have been in the mid-90s for more than a week now which is nice. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤️🇸🇪

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  2. Thank you so much John!
    Enjoy your summer weather 🙂 90’s sure feels comfortable after three digits.. Enjoy your weekend. Almost time to take the bike out again?

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  3. Maria, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. The mangoes look delicious. Do you know where (which country) they came from? Over here, we usually get mangoes from Mexico, Peru, and various Asian countries. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Thank you for the coffee, I enjoyed it very much. That’s so cool getting fruit through your adopted tree. The mangos look delicious! I love both mangos and avocado. I can’t believe it’s October, and it’s finally cooling off here thankfully. My goodness I remain busy but it’s been a good busy for the most part. I put together a Sept wrap up post this weekend, this year is flying by! Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead! 💞

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    1. I’m a little late with the reply, but it is so nice to hear that it is cooling off a bit for you. Life is so busy. I am looking forward to reading your September wrap up. ❤

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