First Halloween in Kurjen Tila - BOUH

It's almost time to say goodbye to two of us and the best way for that is to organize something exceptional. Perfect timing, it's Halloween ! Even if it's not usual to celebrate this date in Finland, we decided to offer a little horror evening to the village. And it went very well ! 

In the menu, little monsters, eyeballs, fingers, skeletons, graveyard, bloodywater... etc. All of this surrounded by flying bats, hidden ghosts and scary pumpkins ! Delicious ! 

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Halloween was the perfect excuse to make an original farewell party for Luca and Jaume, but original doesn't mean that it doesn't stay sad. We will miss this two crazy lovely friends !

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Midterm training in Sopukka

After all, there was no time to sleep after our trip in the north, Sopukka was waiting for us for the midterm training. Tired, it was anyway good to see again the people that we met in Kokkola few month before. Three little days to chill and think about what we already lived, what we are living now and what we will live in the future. Good place, good people, good atmosphere !

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Roadtrip until the end of the north

October, holidays for the little volonteers : let's drive until NordKapp ! Squeezed in a camper, house and means of transport for one week, we are leaving Kurjen Tila, ready to live a new adventure all together. We will realize soon that the travel until the end of the north is almost never-ending. 1430 km. We could have all come back home with this distance ! But anyway, NordKapp was waiting for us ! 

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So we did our best to reach it as soon as possible, after a little visit to Santa Claus, of course. Step back in our childhood, the magic is here and we can see stars in everyone eyes during this couple of hours. Hello Hello Hello Santa and thank you !

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The goal was to see the sunset where we can't go further. Guess what : we did it ! And it was stunning ! Apocalyptic landscape, earth and sea in harmony, fresh wind... The end of the world is one of the best place ever ! The never ending road until this point was forgotten in the blink of an eye. At this moment, everything was clear, we were suppose to be here, and mother earth was giving us every gift we could have, nothern lights included. Oh my... No words, just smiles. Enormous smiles and stars in the eyes. Again ! 

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In our way back, following the fjörds, green sky every night and stunning landscapes in every corner of road. We crossed the border between Norway, Sweden and Finland under the snow. Enought snow to build a snowman on the top of a hill, after a little snowball fight, obviously. 

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Let's be honest, THIS was probably the best adventure of our Finland experience ! Let's sleep for one month now ! 

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Potatoes !

Working in the fields doesn't only mean that we have to deal with potatoes, of course, but let's be honest, the war machine that we are using for picking them is one of the best thing ever ! 

If you like to work on your balance, on the speed of your arm's gestural and on your voice's power, you are very welcome to join the team ! Unfortunately, we are so good at this job that there is almost no potatoe left on the fields right now ;)

But don't worry, you still can join us next summer ! 

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Canoe, national sport in Kurjen Tila

Everytime the wind is not blowing to strong and the weather is clever enought, we are crossing the field between us and the lake for a little canoe trip ! It's pretty good for having more muscle in our arms, even if the farm work already made us strong ;)

The best is to see the sunset, standing in the middle of the lake, and everytime we are trying to go further away ! Soon we will be masters in canoe life ! 

Well, maybe we still have some progress to make but at least we have the best landscapes for that ! Ready for a ride ? 

And anyway, the boat is also here to take us until all the little islands around !

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Cafeteria

Here, we are not just farmer or builder, we are also good chefs and food seller ! Kurjen Tila market and cafeteria are the best places to be on saturday morning-lunch !

EVS's people in 2017

We are quite late to introduce ourselves but here we are ! 

 

We are enjoying the life in Kurjen Tila and in Finland in general since more than two month now and we have already experienced so many things ! The must important is of course the cohabitation with all the village's members. 

 

 

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Life in Bio-dynamic fields. We fought against weather and we won. 

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One of the community projects of the summer 2015 was building a compost shelter.

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Some daily moments 

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Mid Summer party

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Views of the amazing nature surrounding Kurjen tila 

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Hiking, Cooking, Eating, Running, Painting, Shaving, Enjoying, Mushrooming, Canoeing, Traveling !

HYVÄÄ !!!!

To be continued …

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The core of our volunteering : Eco-farming and Eco-building !

Hyvaa !!!

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The saturday market, preparing, selling and enjoying ! Hyvaa !

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Some of ours animals companions ! Hyvaa ! :-)

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As the summer going on, some celebrations happened : Juhannusjuhla ! (midsummer party) ! Hyvaa !

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… and the warm and shiny sun arrived! First biodynamic preparation and water stirring !

Welcome to May 2014 with the new volunteers! At the beginning, it was cold …

Welcome to May 2014 with the new volunteers! At the beginning, it was cold …

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The first harvesting is done and this Saturday we have been selling some of the vegetables