On the farm we make sure there is enough wood for the fire to last the long Winter.  Around the farm there are clumps of trees at different heights.  This is because firewood takes years to grow and so farmers have to prepare sometimes ten years in advance planting small groves of trees for future Winters.  Then someone always has to chop the wood. This stack in our barn is for the last half of Winter and into the Spring.  The reindeer skin seems to be a feature on barn walls in Norway.  Traditionally they were hung to dry but have turned into a 'must-have' barn decoration. It makes me feel all warm inside thinking of all the future wood-fires we will be having.  

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