Let's a new year begin!

Hello next Wwoofers!
Almost 3 weeks ago, Sweden had a big storm across the country, fortunately we didn't have any serious damage on the farm, although around 500 trees fell down! We have been working a lot in forest! Bengt has been cutting up the fallen or semi-fallen trees with the chainsaw and we burnt the brash in small fires, which Max and Laura (the two young Cows that wonder the forest) have been enjoying the warmth from.
We had to remove the wood from the forest and organise it into three sections: fire wood, paper wood and wood suitable for the saw mill. To do this we used the sleds that are towed by the Horses, it requires some careful planning and time. It is wonderful learning about working with the horses in this way and It shows how incredibly strong they can be. Much nicer than noisy machinery! One of the Wwoofers Helena has spent a lot of time driving Frej and they have become a very good team together. 
Oli has been making boards with the biggest of the logs using the Saw Mill. These boards will be used to make shelvs, floors etc.
All the wwoofers started to make Feta cheese from the milk of our Cows. Maria taught us how to prepare it and this week we'll start to make hard cheese. Cheese making requires a lot of hygiene and care but it's so easy to make and so good!                   
A couple of the Foxes that were shot to control numbers in the area were skinned by Lolita and Helena and they have worked very hard to preserve the beautiful fur.
Lolotte, Lolita and Oli's dog, has been doing what she does best; running around and searching out anything smelly to roll in. She has also developed a new technique to get up onto the dining table... 


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