The first traces of agriculture in Vikadalen are almost 1800 years old.   Because of limited grazing area in the valley the farmers send their sheep to the mountain every summer. 

The first traces of agriculture in Vikadalen are almost 1800 years old. 

Because of limited grazing area in the valley the farmers send their sheep to the mountain every summer. 

 SIri worked 700 hours during the five weeks of lambing, averaging 20 hours a day.

SIri worked 700 hours during the five weeks of lambing, averaging 20 hours a day.

 The wolverine often kills more than it can eat, preserving the prey in mires and creeks.

The wolverine often kills more than it can eat, preserving the prey in mires and creeks.

 Of the 900 sheep sent to the mountain last spring, 270 did not return.

Of the 900 sheep sent to the mountain last spring, 270 did not return.

 Natvik Gard is one of three sheep farms in the valley.

Natvik Gard is one of three sheep farms in the valley.

 This picture is from 1870-90, the oldest building pictured is from 1730. The barn to the left in the picture is still in use today.

This picture is from 1870-90, the oldest building pictured is from 1730. The barn to the left in the picture is still in use today.

 Per's ancestors have belonged to the farm since 1665.

Per's ancestors have belonged to the farm since 1665.

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 Every carcass found is photographed, the earmarks cut off and the location noted. The information is used for documentation and statistics.

Every carcass found is photographed, the earmarks cut off and the location noted. The information is used for documentation and statistics.

 The threat of more attacks forced the farmers to bring down their sheep earlier than usual, making it hard for them to feed them all.

The threat of more attacks forced the farmers to bring down their sheep earlier than usual, making it hard for them to feed them all.

 Grandparents with grandsons. Currently four generations of this family live in the valley of Vikadalen.

Grandparents with grandsons. Currently four generations of this family live in the valley of Vikadalen.

 This area is ruled by parliament to not be a breeding ground for predators, however little is done by the authorities to stop the wolverine. The farmers are left to hunt it on their own.

This area is ruled by parliament to not be a breeding ground for predators, however little is done by the authorities to stop the wolverine. The farmers are left to hunt it on their own.

 Interior in the oldest living room at Hovland gard, still in use today. It is unknown when this room was built.

Interior in the oldest living room at Hovland gard, still in use today. It is unknown when this room was built.

  The wolverine is a small animal, and the landscape is vast, making it hard to hunt.

The wolverine is a small animal, and the landscape is vast, making it hard to hunt.

 The first traces of agriculture in Vikadalen are almost 1800 years old.   Because of limited grazing area in the valley the farmers send their sheep to the mountain every summer. 
 SIri worked 700 hours during the five weeks of lambing, averaging 20 hours a day.
 The wolverine often kills more than it can eat, preserving the prey in mires and creeks.
 Of the 900 sheep sent to the mountain last spring, 270 did not return.
 Natvik Gard is one of three sheep farms in the valley.
 This picture is from 1870-90, the oldest building pictured is from 1730. The barn to the left in the picture is still in use today.
 Per's ancestors have belonged to the farm since 1665.
Jervtekst-15.jpg
 Every carcass found is photographed, the earmarks cut off and the location noted. The information is used for documentation and statistics.
 The threat of more attacks forced the farmers to bring down their sheep earlier than usual, making it hard for them to feed them all.
 Grandparents with grandsons. Currently four generations of this family live in the valley of Vikadalen.
 This area is ruled by parliament to not be a breeding ground for predators, however little is done by the authorities to stop the wolverine. The farmers are left to hunt it on their own.
 Interior in the oldest living room at Hovland gard, still in use today. It is unknown when this room was built.
  The wolverine is a small animal, and the landscape is vast, making it hard to hunt.

The first traces of agriculture in Vikadalen are almost 1800 years old. 

Because of limited grazing area in the valley the farmers send their sheep to the mountain every summer. 

SIri worked 700 hours during the five weeks of lambing, averaging 20 hours a day.

The wolverine often kills more than it can eat, preserving the prey in mires and creeks.

Of the 900 sheep sent to the mountain last spring, 270 did not return.

Natvik Gard is one of three sheep farms in the valley.

This picture is from 1870-90, the oldest building pictured is from 1730. The barn to the left in the picture is still in use today.

Per's ancestors have belonged to the farm since 1665.

Every carcass found is photographed, the earmarks cut off and the location noted. The information is used for documentation and statistics.

The threat of more attacks forced the farmers to bring down their sheep earlier than usual, making it hard for them to feed them all.

Grandparents with grandsons. Currently four generations of this family live in the valley of Vikadalen.

This area is ruled by parliament to not be a breeding ground for predators, however little is done by the authorities to stop the wolverine. The farmers are left to hunt it on their own.

Interior in the oldest living room at Hovland gard, still in use today. It is unknown when this room was built.

The wolverine is a small animal, and the landscape is vast, making it hard to hunt.

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