Any way I thought I should share a bunch of pictures from Sweden during the summer, best time of the year here:)
This summer I been up in my home region Darlecarlia for almost 3 weeks, so I and the kids had plenty of time to make excursions. The pictures below are from a trip to two of the "Buan" or "Fäbod" in swedish, not sure of the right english word but seems like Shieling or Seasonal dwelling might be the one?
Back in the days people in the villages took their animals/cattle up to the Seasonal dwelling several miles out in the forest most often in the hills. Still today we have some Seasonal dwellings that have animals/cattle all summer and produce milk, butter and cheese. The ones we visited was Västtjärnslindan established around 1650 and Bastberget that have been in use sins at least 1550, probably much longer.
The first pictures are from Västtjärnslindan:
Traditional Swedish midsummerpole
A newly made cheese, if you look close you can see the House mark for the owner of the cheese
The following pictures are from Bastberget:
A traditional whater well with a shadoof?
Testing the panorama option in my camera;)
Churn? or Mjölkkanna in Swedish
We also got the chanse to visit inside one of the houses as my mother knew the owners.
Table and beds
Haul of the day, some newly made butter and cheese :)