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Owning a house in true countryside of Poland - stories


OP pawian 173 | 12,728
6 Aug 2020 #211
I didn't come here to make money but spend it for fun with friends and family

That`s exactly my plan for this little farm we possess.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,946
6 Aug 2020 #212
Fantastic bravo you, maybe more can follow your example, the world would be a better place if we just start caring for one another.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
6 Aug 2020 #213
follow your example,

Our example, exactly. :)
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
7 Aug 2020 #214
I also have vine, about 10 kinds, still young, half seedless, scattered around the house on various pergolas.

I made a few pergolas for vine around the house. Grapes are a desired crop, of course, but I primarily meant to create mini passages under vegetation. I have been fascinated with the idea since I was a boy - a long dark tunnel tightly covered with plants/trees and me, driving underneath. Does anyone know what it means psychologically???



dolnoslask 5 | 2,946
7 Aug 2020 #215
long dark tunnel tightly covered with plants/trees

Yeah I dont know what it means but for the last seven years I have nurtured two 100 metre tunnels , full of horsefly and komari of course, perfect home for them , shaded , damp. but wonderful to walk through.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
7 Aug 2020 #216
I have nurtured two 100 metre tunnels

Covered by what plants? And why two?
dolnoslask 5 | 2,946
8 Aug 2020 #217
Mixture of oak and cherry trees , I have trained the branches to make tunnels, I have three rows of trees and shrubs hence two tunnels.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
8 Aug 2020 #218
Mixture of oak and cherry trees I have trained the branches to make tunnels

Wow, an unusual combination - oak and cherry trees. One day they will grow unsymmetrical and sb will always have to trim them.

I also play with trees, trimming and shaping them.







OP pawian 173 | 12,728
8 Aug 2020 #220
But we believe you. Those tunnels certainly look great.

I worry about one conifer which looks dead and everybody who comes and sees it also says so. It is probably false cypress Stardust. It got sick in April, all of a sudden all needles became brownish. I noticed moles made tunnels underneath. I tried to water it abundantly a few times but it didn`t help and now it is fully brown. Needles fall down when you touch them. When I try to break a twig, they snap finally but not like dry dead wood. I still believe it will recuperate next year.

What do you think?





OP pawian 173 | 12,728
1 Sep 2020 #221
My typical day on the farm is the following:

I wake up at 7 am and get to work at 7.30. Work till 11 am when we have breakfast. It lasts to 11.45 and then I go back to work, this time with kids - both minor and adult, whoever is with us on the farm. We always work for 2 hours, shorter during scorchers. If it rains, we have English lessons or watch educational films or I read books to them. Lunch at 3 pm. After lunch I go back to work or spend time with the kids, depends on my mood. Dinner/supper at 9pm. I go to bed at about 11.30 at latest.

Of course, the computer is on all the time so I frequently check new messages. hahaha

This past season was busy as usual, but instead of major works like in past years we managed to do a lot of minor jobs and improvements.

We have:

pulled weeds in large areas all over the place
removed a giant branch which broke off the walnut tree and fell onto my neighbour`s plot
planted and covered 40 bushes of strawberries
made an extension to the vine construction in the orchard
planted 5 new mini kiwi bushes and made a construction for them
planted 5 bushes of Pink Lemonade blueberry
replanted 3 old mini kiwi which are male instead of female
trimmed other mini kiwi bushes
covered the area between new blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes with black plastic and straw
replanted decorative junipers in the frontyard and covered them with black plastic
removed dry wood and old straw from the barn
burnt the dry wood and collected the ash
covered the area around the trees in the orchard with the old straw or used carpets
painted the well green
sowed seeds of decorative flowers next to the front fence
trimmed and shaped a few young trees or bushes in the frontyard
replaced the broken well pump
added the missing planks in the barn wall
repaired the blown out back door in the barn
installed a microwave in the kitchen
installed a curtain rail in the hall

Failures - I haven`t cleaned up the mess in the barn - it is awfully cluttered, as usual.
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Cargo pants 2 | 560
3 Sep 2020 #222
removed a giant branch which broke off the walnut tree and fell onto my neighbour`s plot

Thx to Nj law,if a branch falls off in neighbors yard he is responsible,lol cpl weeks back it did in my case but he is out and bank owns it,so I was lucky with no argument and no damage to my fence so I just threw it back in that yard over the fence.Last week just found an attorney on contingency to sue the bank for the trees branches on my side to be trimmed that I would not do when my neighbor was there as courtesy for freaking 20 years.
AntV 2 | 273
3 Sep 2020 #223
What do you think?

Do the branches have any black dots?
cms neuf - | 1,755
4 Sep 2020 #224
It's always good to turn the tables on the bank !

But you do like your lawyers and courts Cargo - it's a sure route to heart disease.

Chill out and trim the branches yourself - you can get some fresh air and some exercise at the same time. Get your kids to help and teach them how to use the tools.
Cargo pants 2 | 560
4 Sep 2020 #225
NAH!I love my lawyers and courts in USA and in Poland as well.They make me more money legally.I can understand some people dont have patience and cant deal with courts and paying lawyers hurts them,but not for me.They have a legal system in place for disagreements so why not use it.I only use them when I feel I have 75% or more chance of winning and usually its a success.

I rather go to gym or long walks by the beach for fresh air and think of a new strategy:),rest about kids first they live far away and also I like them to be good in there fields then using some tools when they can afford to pay the professionals to do the job.

It's always good to turn the tables on the bank !

Yeah reminds me of 2 HELOC credit lines with interest only I have from a bank who by mistake gave me life long line of credit for 400k ,lol cpl years back they offered me 4k each to close it,but I refused except that I cant sell those properties now or I will loose the credit line.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
4 Sep 2020 #226
Thx to Nj law,if a branch falls off in neighbors yard he is responsible,

No, the branch fell onto my neighbour`s field which is close to my property. His own house is about 500 metres away. The branch crushed some growing wheat which was still so young it recuparated easily and when I looked at that spot just before harvest, it didn`t differ from the rest.

Do the branches have any black dots?

Nope. I read a lot about possible diseases, fungi etc but found none of the symptoms on the tree. When I try to break its twigs, they are still flexible, like in a living plant, not dry like in a dead one. The showdown will take place in spring next year - we`ll see if it is able to grow new needles.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
4 Sep 2020 #227
trim the branches yourself - you can get some fresh air and some exercise at the same time. Get your kids to help

Probably you have no idea what size those 60 year old walnuts trees are - 15 metres tall at least. The branch which fell down was as thick as my thigh. I had a big problem with lifting it, I had to drag it along. Kids` help with trimming was out of question - but later they helped me to take it to the campfire place.

Yes, last year I did some trimming on another walnut tree whose branches hit the roof during gales. I did it in the early morning to avoid arguments, but my wife has the sixth sense (typical woman) and sensed the situation. She got out and seeing me 8 metres above the ground, when I was sitting on a long branch and cutting off its end, she went a bit hysterical. The mattresses I had put on the ground to ease my possible fall didn`t calm her down. It wasn`t a pleasant situation for me.

Here is the whole story:









Cargo pants 2 | 560
4 Sep 2020 #228
lol and dragging them to the dump.
@Pawian:No,
Did you mean YES as in Polish??


  • This is what I mean.I cant be cutting these tree branches falling on my fence.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
4 Sep 2020 #229
Did you mean YES as in Polish??

No, I meant NO. :):) You mentioned neighbour`s yard, so I said no and mentioned the field.
Przelotnyptak1 1 | 447
5 Sep 2020 #230
Does anyone know what it means psychologically???

You wish you could go deeper in the bush;)) Psychology one on one, for you, my friend no charge::))
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
5 Sep 2020 #231
You wish you could go deeper in the bush;))

Wow, I am really impressed, it is so true - going deeper into the bush has been my obsession since 12. hahaha

No, I am still a believer.
Cargo pants 2 | 560
5 Sep 2020 #232
didn`t calm her down. It wasn`t a pleasant situation for me.

LOL sure happens in Poland when you are making money and dont have attractive life insurance policy:))))))))) ha ha ha!
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
6 Sep 2020 #233
This past season was busy as usual,

Of course, enumerating our jobs this season I didn`t mention collecting crops which is an obvious activity every year.
Here, a load of fava beans to be processed. Altogether, three of them.





Chemikiem 6 | 2,248
6 Sep 2020 #234
The mattresses I had put on the ground to ease my possible fall didn`t calm her down.

Looking at how small they are, I'm not surprised! Next to useless really. Sitting on a branch you are sawing the end off doesn't sound a great idea to be honest...........
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
6 Sep 2020 #235
Next to useless really.

But I said my prayers before so I knew there would be a happy-end. I survived intact, contrary to the house whose roof edge was hit by the falling branch and one tile fell off.
OP pawian 173 | 12,728
9 Sep 2020 #236
Sitting on a branch you are sawing the end off doesn't sound a great idea to be honest.........

But still much better than sitting at the end of the branch and sawing it in the middle. hahaha I saw it in looney cartoonz with Huckleberry dog or Yogi bear. Luckily, I am not a rightard to do such things.


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