Outings: Gullabo.

On Sunday we went to a cute little farm south of Kalmar to watch the farmers let their sheep out for the first time this year. Traditionally a lot of farms turn the day they let their cows out for the first time after the winter into an event and originally we wanted to go to one of those but since we couldn't find one nearby we went for the sheep instead. The weather was lovely and the farmer and his family were really sweet. There were hot dogs and homemade cookies. We had a lot of fun, even though we were one of the few childless couples in attendance lol.

Once we'd seen the sheep run off towards the other side of the meadow that was to be their new home for the next several months we went to look at a dugout in the forest near the farm. One of our fellow sheep watchers told us about it and we were intrigued. The dugout was restored in the 1970s and used to be home to as many as five people. The last inhabitant died in the late 1890s. It was so cold and dark in there, despite it being warm outside, and I can only imagine what life in such a place must have been like during the winter.

I have a feeling we'd be able to secure a property like this for very little money, should we be interested lol. No, but really, it gives you some perspective. Here we are, reluctant to get a house that has a kitchen and bathroom that haven't been remodelled in the last decade or that lacks a double garage, and little over a century ago people lived in a place like this? It's mind-boggling.

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