Why not use your hands to milk a cow?

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Oh yes I`m back

 

 

 

 

 

Cows, cows, cows, happy relaxing people,

 

 

 

beautiful landscape and and good food. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What more can you ask for?

 

 

 

 

Wild, beautiful and exciting! Those are bound to be your impressions as you pursue adventures in Synnerdalen.

Playing with Storm

 

 

The gentle yet unspoiled scenery, the mountain pastures still in use, and well-marked trails that is made for easy hiking allow us to enjoy the great outdoor life.

 

 

 

Synnerdalen consists of alpine areas with peaks and valleys with gentle slopes - sometimes referred to as "the gentle mountains".

 

 

These beautiful surroundings are Scandinavia's northernmost intact, year-round habitat for wild reindeer, a large and majestic creature.

 

 

 

 

You will also find a cultural landscape, still maintained by a living cultural heritage, and lush valleys with a special flora and interesting geology.

 

 

 

The mountain farms of the area are in use throughout the summer, and here goats and sheep, cows and horses find good pasture.

 

 

 

The purpose of Synnerdalen and Budalen as a protected landscape area is to “Conserve a unique natural and cultural landscape and its flora, where the particularities of the landscape are comprised of mountain farm pastures and cultural monuments.

She would look good on my floor

 

 

 

And if you are ready for an adventure you do like me and visit one of the mountain farms and offer to help with the daily  life for a day, two days……… or a hole week.

 

 

I am so fortuned and have a friend who is living in Synnerdalen in summer time.

 

 

The farmers move their cows to the valley early in the summer and move them back to the farm late autumn.

 

 

My friend Ingvild and I drove to Synnerdalen to visit Oddgeir and his beautiful mountain farm.  The main house is a small cottage about 30 kvadratmeters, and includes all you need. 

 

 

A small kitchen, a small bedroom and a small living room. 

 

 

The farm includes also a small annex with a small kitchen and two bed rooms.

 

 

This is the fifth year I`m visiting my friend Oddgeir and offers him to help him out with his daily doings at his mountain farm.

The cows comming home from the mountain
 

 

 

To bee honest; I could have paid to help him milking these calm, beautiful cows. 

 

 

And as there is no electricity in the valley you have to do it the old way.

 

 

We had some very nice days in Synnerdalen. 

 

 

Nice weather, nice people and high producing cows to milk.

 

 

And we had our own fiddler visiting us with her fiddle, making the evening complete with music, song and laughter.

 

 

Those of you who have been reading my blogs, especially from Norway, will remember I have a special feeling for the agriculture life and for COWS.

 

 

As always we had a great time in Synnerdalen, I let my photos speak for them selves.

 

 

Hope you will enjoy my blog and my photos. 

 

 

And for those of you who want to see my blog from my visit last year, here is the link:

 

http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/10714

 

 

tvillingmarit says:
Oh yes this is a perfect place to visit with children
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
boxinbcn says:
This is fantastic. I would love to take my kids on a vacation like this.
Posted on: Aug 29, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Thanks Bev, this gives me peace in mind and less restless legs.
Posted on: Aug 04, 2008
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Oh yes I`m back
Oh yes I`m back
Playing with Storm
Playing with Storm
She would look good on my floor
She would look good on my floor
The cows comming home from the mou…
The cows comming home from the mo…
Beautiful landscape
Beautiful landscape
Oddgeirs mountain cottage
Oddgeirs mountain cottage
Preparing dinner
Preparing dinner
New potatos
New potatos
Done the dishes
Done the dishes
Sohrt rest
Sohrt rest
Storm
Storm
Just a small taste
Just a small taste
Here we are
Here we are
Isn`t she beautiful?
Isn`t she beautiful?
My favorite, I want her skin
My favorite, I want her skin
Her`s to
Her`s to
Oh my, did she read my mind
Oh my, did she read my mind
Oddgeir, my farmer friend
Oddgeir, my farmer friend
I love cows
I love cows
Bjørn Egil milking
Bjørn Egil milking
Tierd farmer
Tierd farmer
Happy cow girl
Happy cow girl
Yes it is my hand and it`s a cow I…
Yes it is my hand and it`s a cow …
Cute calves
Cute calves
The farmer him selv
The farmer him selv
Here I am
Here I am
Calves
Calves
Dinner plate
Dinner plate
Enjoying dinner
Enjoying dinner
We had our own fiddler
We had our own fiddler
Breakfast table
Breakfast table
Oddgeir and Ingvild
Oddgeir and Ingvild
Warming wather for the dishes
Warming wather for the dishes
Ingvild
Ingvild
Me
Me
Me and Bjørn Egil
Me and Bjørn Egil
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