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Hamrum

I took a few shots of a farm called Hamrum today. They run a sheep farm and have cabins for tourists during the season. This is a real gem, both to see from the road that goes just above the houses, and even more so from a boat on the fjord. This farm is rather small, steep and demands a lot of things to be done in the good old "by your own two hands" method. Many fields are small and hard to use tractor on. It is many ways a living and working museum. And that is what makes it so valuable; this is a glimpse into a way of farming, and a farm landscape, that is very little left of. They deserve a lot of “cred” (as the young ones say) for not giving up, but to keep on working and maintaining their land in such a great shape.

 

They are not alone, there are five more farms along the inner part of the fjord where you can find these places with people living and running the farm. But there are also many where the houses remains and have been for holidays only. They call it development. But for a visitor is the opportunity to see how life was lived along the fjord gone many places.

 

I am afraid I can’t decide witch one of these two I prefer, so I am enough of a coward to not choose and post them both.

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Taken on May 31, 2009