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Arctic Moose Farm

Yesterday, when I was driving home from Kiruna (in northern Sweden) I noticed a sign "Moosefarm" and drove by, braked a little later and made a u-turn. That was a good decision. I had seen similar places somewhere a few days ago but didn't stop then because there was something else in my mind. I'll tell later what it was but now there were meese in my mind.

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A beautiful Swedish courtyard with pretty old fashioned buildings tempted to go inside.

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The main building

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The small building looks like a sauna!? The old hay barn is a cozy coffee shop. I ate a DELICIOUS "moosecake"!

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The entrance into the hay barn

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Behind the courtyard there's a wide area for meese. For me it was a surprise that you can go inside the fence and even touch these majestetic animals. I wouldn't try the same in the wilderness but here it seemed to be pretty safe though I asked if they bite or kick people. They don't - they are used to humans.

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Small moose calves were SOOO cute! There were four of them, two twins!

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Meese have names but for me it's difficult to say who is who. They look pretty similar!

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These two eat milk from a bottle. I fed one of them myself, charming! (I'm not in the picture)

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Nice antlers! The bull has new antlers every year!

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The fence is wide and meese can even swim in the lake nearby

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Birch leaves are yummy! But who had guessed that their favourite fruit is BANANA! As far as I know bananas don't grow in the northern Sweden but the local food store supplies their needs

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The calf

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The cow

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500 kilograms of potatoes. These meese eat 1000 kg potatoes in one week. HUH, that is much!

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Ivan, my Canadian mouse found a new friend. At first I thought it was a new girlfriend again but it can't be (antlers!)

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The place was well worth visiting. People who keep the place spoke English, FINNISH and of course Swedish. If you are driving nearby, brake and pop in! I haven't heard that similar places were in Finland, our meese run wild or live in the zoos like Korkeasaari, Ähtäri and Ranua. Charming animals indeed!

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
smarfieta
Aug. 7th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
That farm looks like a really interesting place to visit.
Moosecake? I don't have a slightest idea what the taste is :D
korpun
Aug. 7th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC)
The cake was sweet with lots of whipped cream on it, YUMMY!
laviergedeneige
Aug. 7th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
So absolutely gorgeous photos! This looks like a really nice place! :)
korpun
Aug. 7th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks Olga!
rakastaa_him
Aug. 8th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
MEESE!!! What a lovely, charming place. I'm glad you decided to stop!
korpun
Aug. 8th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Indeed :)
balbuflo
Aug. 15th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
Oh, that would be a great place to finally watch mooses ! (even if I would prefer to watch them in the wildlife)
I wish you took a picture of the "moosecake". ^_^
korpun
Aug. 15th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about you when I took these photos :)

Sorry, I ate first and thought later :(
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