We live on an acreage just outside of the small town of Thorhild, Alberta. This blog will chronicle our efforts at learning about and improving it and learning to grow and raise our own food.

Svea does most of the writing and photography for Gnomeland.  She is also an avid gardener, cook & bookworm.

Brian is the engineer behind Gnomeland.  He designs most of our projects and is great at creating something useful out of random odds and ends.  He is also a giant computer nerd.

Teddy is our Newfoundlander / Labrador cross.  He loves bacon, fish, running through the woods and chewing on things.

Brian & Krog

We also have two cats and eight Orpington hens.

You can follow us on Instagram as well for photos of bits and pieces that may not make it to the blog proper.