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Bringing home the winter hay. | Photo: Unknown domkirkeodden - digitaltmuseum.no 0412-08712 - public domain.

The old Norwegian farm | bringing home the winter hay

On the historical Norwegian farm, winter feed for the domestic animals was a precious resource. Throughout the summer months, people cut grass and dried into hay - wherever they could find it. This was often quite a distance away. When the first snow came, it was time to transport it back to the home farm.