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What catches the eye may be the firewood piled up on the southern wall of the house, with openings only for door and windows! And they certainly will need firewood for the winter as temperatures in this altitude well may go as low as minus 30C for periods.

This is one of the last farms before we enter Forollhogna National Park, and it is my qualified guess they are keeping sheep and cows since they seem to be harvesting grass for the winter.

The small brown house with the turf roof is what we in Norwegian call a "stabbur", which is a house for storing food over the winter. The house is built on stilts to avoid rodents to enter, and inside they used to keep salted and dried meet, flour and other foodstuff. Today the house has no significant function, but we still see them around mostly for nostalgic reasons...

And the smell of freshly cut grass is just wonderful!

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