Our farm is called Kannesten, the same as the small original 19th century small holding located at the foot of our hill.
Contrary to what many guests think, however, our farm is relatively young – it was established by a dedicated builder and his wife in the early 90’s, for the purpose of looking after their 2 horses.
However, when three generations of Paulsson Bishop moved in, in 2015, we had other plans! Our ambition was to rear sheep, chickens and pigs and to have wonderful kitchen gardens – with the long term goal of becoming as self-sufficient as possible on vegetables, meat and eggs.
Of course, this was easier said than done and our journey so far has been one of learning by doing! We all moved from the city with no farming experience, but were keen to learn and embrace our new lives in the countryside. With a great stubbornness, help from experienced neighbours and a lot reading and researching, we have slowly but surely begun to improve the quality of our soil and create a more bio-diverse landscape, where everything works in harmony with the natural life-cycle.
All of us have grand visions of regenerative small scale farming and this really is only the beginning of our journey, a journey we would like to share with as many people as possible.