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Winter hayrack

Outlying fields is the definition on wetlands and stream embankments where grass was cut and used as winter feed. Also the reed in lakes was used. This grass was not placed in hay barns, but hung in winter hayracks and collected during the winter. Two poles were placed in the ground, and two more about three meters away. Branches of goat willow were tied between the poles and rods were fastened to the branches. The grass was first dried on the ground, and then hung on the hayrack. Another rod was placed on top of the rack to keep it all in place.      

Blokka is the name of the bay at the west side of Blokkodden. Along the shores grows rough horsetail, a type of reed the farms nearby harvested and used as animal feed. The rough horsetail was dried and hung in winter hayracks, ready to be transported to the farm in winter. Other places, the grass was hung in thick layers, without any drying on the ground. Feed that was hung in hayracks in this manner was usually grass from outlying fields and wetlands.   

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