Wordless(!) Wednesday

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I want to apologize to everyone who liked or commented on my posts for last four days but I could do nothing. I was away, I had internet connection but the policy of my office could not let me connect to the external server.

I was walking in the fog looking for fences ( for creative-artists-photo-challenge) but ended up soaking the mystic beauty of nature,  a wonderful experience in itself.

Will soon visit you blogs.

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Wonderful Wednesday

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WORDLESS

Unique experience

Approximately two million sheep are grazing in the outlying fields of Norway every summer. That’s unique, and something that you won’t experience elsewhere.

“In Norway, the resource situation is different than in the rest of Scandinavia and other comparable countries. Only three per cent of Norway’s landmass is arable land, but 45 percent is usable or excellent grazing land”, says Tone Våg, sheep farmer and leader of the Norwegian Sheep and Goat Association.

Våg continues: “Norwegian agriculture is dependent on the extra resource of the outlying fields, and pasture is an important source of income for Norwegian farms”.

Boundless sheep

Sheep grazing in outlying fields have free access to whatever they want to eat. That makes the Norwegian sheep happy.

“When you’re taking the sheep to their summer grazing land in the mountains you can hear the happy sounds from the herd. You can tell from how they’re acting that they remember from year to year”, Våg says.

Grazing without fences allows the sheep to act more in tune with their instincts, and they naturally divide into smaller groups with individuals closely related to one another.

If you occasionally encounter sheep far into the wild, you normally don’t need to worry: “Sheep recognises where they are, and they know where they are going” Våg says.

 

Resource: https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/happy-sheep/