Five hours of dugnad with bush and shrubbery removal with the local youth gymnasts today, providing grazing grounds…

Five hours of dugnad with bush and shrubbery removal with the local youth gymnasts today, providing grazing grounds for cattle on Langøya (Long Island) outside Langesund. A hundred years ago, there were farms out here, but as people moved away, nature took over. We were 70+ people, and cleared 9000 square meters. The youngsters were happy, playful and energetic – and with a brief BBQ break halfway through, time really flew by. The motivation was that each head earned NOK 100.- per hour to help finance the youth gymnast trip to Belgium this summer, so it was for a good cause.

8 thoughts on “Five hours of dugnad with bush and shrubbery removal with the local youth gymnasts today, providing grazing grounds…

  1. … if things get any weirder here in the USA, I’m going to leave. Oslo seems wonderful. Hey, I can pay my own way… and it’s not an impossible language to learn, heh heh

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  2. Dan Weese Judging by your posts, I believe you’d like it here. We Norwegians are a bit weird, but when you learn to know us, you will find that, yeah, we are a bit weird 😉

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  3. Lars Fosdal … ecch, here’s how my mind works. I see dugnad , hop on the etymology, community labour, but from that to Old Norse, dugnaðr , from thence to duga -> duge , here’s where it gets interesting. Dette duger , that will do, that will work, that’s sufficient. Dette duger ikke , that won’t do at all. Yet, heh heh… duger til jobben, qualified to do the job.

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