5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN`T KNOW ABOUT SHEEP

10/04/2013

Hello, hello :) As promised, the “10 things you didn`t know about…” series continues.  And how it continues! Oh, my, sheep are in order :) I`ve always thought of sheep as funny, but not exactly in the good way, animals. Just see what their Wikipedia definition is: “Sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals…”. Quadrupedal! I mean, what kind of a word is that… yet, its weird ring somehow fits with those curly, used-to-be-white…

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Pioneer Farm: Bee Happy - Gramada

15/01/2013

Micky lives in the town of Kresna, in the Southwest of Bulgaria. Beekeeping has been in his family for generations, so naturally he kept the tradition and became an apiarist. Now he is taking care of the beeyard all by himself. And he doesn't seem to mind at all. Micky`s beeyard is located at about 10 km from Kresna, at the foot of Pirin mountain. The area is extremely clean, rich with mountain herbs and many fruits – locust, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, wild rose, apples and pears, pine…

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Teddy and the Joy of Creation

08/01/2013

Hi, friends! My name is Teodora, but you can call me Teddy :) Let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I'm just an ordinary girl with interests in preserving nature, eating healthy food and living my life in a way that helps me grow – emotionally, rationally and creatively. I love to smile. In my opinion, smiling can help you overcome the stress and it can even cure illness. So, keep on smiling and don’t be afraid of being positive all the time. The other thing I love is wearing colorful…

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Pioneer Farm: The Wild Farm

28/12/2012

The Wild Farm is located in the village of Gorno Pole in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. This family-run farm is managed by Blagovesta (Betty) and Nikolay Vasilevs. The family raises some 500 heads of cattle from two local breeds –the Rhodope gray and the Rhodope shorthorn cattle (both protected breeds). They also have sheep, horses and bee hives. Betty and Nikolay apply only traditional farming practices in their farm, and they have devoted their lives to developing the Wild…

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Pioneer Farms: Farm Perun

23/11/2012

Farm Perun is located nearby the beautiful town of Kresna in Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria. The farm is founded in the summer of 2008 by Todor Georgiev. He is a stock breeder, chief ranger at National Park Pirin, bachelor in Ecology and Nature Preservation and a lifetime shepherd. He comes from a bloodline of Macedonian shepherds that have raised sheep and goats for centuries. Farm Perun’s main goal is to restore and protect the Karakachanian sheep, the Mountain Longhaired goat and the Karakachanian dog.…

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