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mowing hay with scythe

Mowing Hay With Scythe at Traditional Farm in Dobrogea, Romania

With a garden in which they grow fruits and vegetables, making artisan cheese and yogurt with the milk produced by their dairy cows, having a brood of laying hens and ducks, 56 years old...

Making Artisan Cheese

Making Artisan Cheese in Charming Romanian Seaside Village

56-YO Ursache Gheorghe Living a Self – Sufficient Homesteading Life in Dobrogea Wanderers  over the Romanian seaside here and there come across beautiful small villages with low-roofed cottages of grey stone, weather-worn, and fenced...

Cattail Basket Weaving Florica Arion

Cattail Basket Weaving In the Romanian Danube Villages

The moment I saw Ms. Florica Arion’s handicraft, my interest in cattail basket weaving was piqued, so much in fact that I had to travel to Southeast Romania to meet the lady in person....

Traditional Wooden Clogs

Incredible Wooden Clogs On Trend Just a Few Decades Back

Today, being surrounded by technological evolutions which encompass every aspect of our life, it is hard to believe that only a few generations back we had a world without computers, no wireless and phone....

Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves

Awe-Striking Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves Are Incredibly Meticulous

The Romanian blouse: an apparently simple clothing item packed with history and hard work. Not only do the Romanian blouse have a storied past, but they are also making fashion waves in the present....

Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Old Style of Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Pickles are a crave-able bite of briny deliciousness and have been people’s traditional favorite for a very long time. Besides being the perfect companion to eggs, burgers, sandwiches, pickles are packed with probiotics with...

Shoeing Horses and Making Horseshoes From Scratch

Blacksmith Shoeing Horses and Making Horseshoes From Scratch

In the shade of an old willow tree in Frătăuții Noi commune from Suceava county, an old farriery has endured the test of time. Ranchers stop off to have their horses’ shoes replaced on...

Hoeing Weeds Corn Crops

Hoeing Weeds in Organic Farms From Romania

The corn season has arrived and farmers hope for high yields. They strive to keep weeds and pests from destroying their crops, spraying and adding nutrients to the soil. However, things look different in organic farms....

94 Years Old Romanian Furrier Living Human Treasure

94 Years Old Romanian Furrier Is Still Hard at Work

At the age of 94, Romanian furrier Davidean Traian is still hard at work. Strong and sturdy once, now wizened and gray, the old furrier tells us the story of his involvement in coat...

Leather Tanning Process

Leather Tanning Process from Sheepskin to Tanned Pelts and Hides

Life in rural areas of Romania is like nowhere else. The people cling tenaciously to the manners and habits of their ancestors; carying  their love for primitive customs so far that they seem to...

Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts Papanași

Romanian Cottage Cheese Doughnuts – Papanași

Packed with a lot of protein and essential nutrients, cow’s cheese – brânza de vaci – is used in many desserts. After making cheese from fresh cow’s milk, we will use the fresh cheese...

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk

Making Cheese From Fresh Cow’s Milk In these days, it is surprisingly difficult to select healthy cheese. We nose around different types of  cheese, some perhaps wrongly labeled as “organic”, or “traditional”, yet when...

Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe Caltaboș

Romanian Traditional Pork Organ Recipe: Caltaboș

In the Romanian cuisine, when it comes to preparing pig liver, there are many different recipes, some of which are seen as traditional delicacies during Christmas time. One of the best known Romanian traditional...

Smoked Meat in Smokehouse

Smoked Meat in Smokehouse, Best Natural Flavor of Romanian Countryside Cuisine

Romanian country people of the good old-fashioned type pride themselves on their skill in preparing delicious traditional pork dishes, such as smoked meat, sausages, as well as liverwurst and other Romanian traditional recipes with...

Weaving Techniques from Bucovina Hand Picking Alesături

Weaving Techniques from Bucovina: Hand Picking Alesături

„In our fast moving world, less and less people have the patience to sit and create something with their hands”, says Floarea Solovăstru, while weaving on her floor loom. She is planning to weave...

Winding a Warp on Warping Mill for Rug Weaving

Winding a Warp on Warping Mill for Wool Rug Weaving

Separated by a fence from the rest of the yard, where Lucia sat sewing peasant blouses, is a garden where she keeps a small flock of chicken. We pass through a sagging wooden gate between the chicken running around the garden,...