Traditionally the farming has almost exclusively been based on cattle raising. Sheep, goats, and cattle were livestock that could thrive at the outlying fields. In addition to keeping livestock, the people of Engerdal were involved in several other activities; fishing, hunting, production of charcoal, transportation of charcoal, forestry and iron production.
Most of the animals’ winter feed came from the seters (outlying farmhouses) and from distant outlying fields that required a lot of work. From about Saint John’s Eve and until the snow came, people would harvest winter feed to the animals on the outlying fields, among other places.