We went to a village called “Berg”, which means “mountain”, where they had their annual farming festival at the school for farmers! Well, we couldn’t miss that now could we?!
So after looking at the goats and the horses, we slipped on some blue plastic shoes, and popped into the pig arena with lots of other swedes! Well, I’ve never seen so many completely deliciously cute piglets in all my life, ranging from the very small, to the exceedingly large (pigs that is!). I vowed there and then I would never eat another sausage in my life. Though of course I will….
So then it was off to the waffle factory, where waffles with ice-cream were all the rage..
After checking out all the wool spinners, the wool weavers, and the wool crafts (though no sheep shearing I’m afraid…), it was time to check out the tractors….
Then it was time to meet the swedish people who enjoy “rabbit hopping competitions”, and their selection of rabbits….
… including a very large… and slightly scary …. giant white angora rabbit …. with red eyes.
We were also lucky enough to observe a competitor in the rabbit hopping competition … the rabbit, however, was slightly off-course….! Did you know you can actually buy little wooden hoppy-over gates for rabbits for only 600kr (60 quid to us Brits!).
After which we saw some dog competitions (dogs running through tunnels and hopping over gates and things), and a dog who was trained to dance by his milk-bred mistress – both surprisingly good actually.
Followed by, yes you’ve guessed it, a bit of sheep herding – only in this case, it was cows….
And not to forget Leon’s favourite, the bees….
Ah, to be a swedish farmer…..