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Category: Garden, Patio & BBQ

Fassl Tripod (Western Style)

We’re planning to arrange a party for the immediate neighbourhood in the northern germany refuge because they’ve all been great people to us and we want to give something back. If this works out, I want to make a big pot of chili over the open fire for everyone. Best done in a big dutch oven over the “Fassl“, so here’s the tripod that I made for this occasion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Street and Front Yard in the Northern Germany Refuge

Just an evening dusk view of mine and my neighbours driveway with our two newly installed vis-a-vis pillar lights. I like the quiet and homely evening atmosphere.


Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili

Someone inquired the recipe for the White Chicken Chili I made recently, so here it is, I’m glad to deliver:

Ingredients (for 4 – 5):

500 g ground chicken
2 medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
400 ml chicken broth
4-6 green chilies
1.5 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 cans white beans, undrained
Salt & Pepper


Raised Garden Beds: Finishing

So, just before leaving for work for another some weeks, I managed to finish the raised garden beds from earlier this month. I added the first plants (tomatoes, chillies, paprika and strawberries) and installed a paling fence around. Yes, the slightly shabby and irregular look was intended! Done for now.


Fassl Action Shots

 

I had time to fire up the “Fassl” yesterday evening and everything worked like a charm. I made some white chicken Chili in the Dutch oven, accompanied by some grilled flatbread. Here are some action shots:


Fassl

I had a small, old lidless oil drum left over in the shop and decided to turn it into a fire barrel. I call it a “Fassl”, which is the german/bavarian diminutive for “barrel”, so the closest relatable translation would probably be “keg”.


Drying Sage

We cut down about 1/3 of our sage bush in the northern germany garden because it was beginning to overgrow nearly everything else in the spot.

Instead of throwing it away, we decided to dry it for later and I was the lucky one that had to pluck the leaves off the stems. I felt like my grandma, sitting on her porch when I was a child, cleaning several kilos of green beans for canning 🙂 . Anyway, your fingers smell utterly divine after that job!

We then simply dried the leaves in the oven, laid out evenly on 3 trays: Hot air, at 50°C for about 6 hours. With a wooden spoon stuck in the oven door to keep a small slit open to let the air escape.


Fairy Tale Forest

This was today’s view at about six o’clock in the morning in the northern germany refuge. The mist from the farm fields was slowly coming through between the oak trees behind the house and everything was absolutely quiet. Reminded me of a fairy tale or elven forest 🙂


Raised Garden Beds

It took me some time to make these two garden beds, interruptions and delays included, but now they’re done and ready to grow some greens.


Well. Shit.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Unfortunately, that didn’t go as planned. Two of the mycelium jars obviously got infected, a moldy green and gross substance is growing all over the grains and sadly, I’ll have to discard them now. Next time I will have to work even cleanlier and disinfect everything even more thorough to give the mushrooms a good start. My hopes lie on the third one which still looks promising until now.


 

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