Well, actually when we woke up in the morning, it was grey outside and that kind of weather makes us very lazy to go out and prefer to stay at home for the whole day 🙂 I checked if the sun would shine in Uppsala area and guess what?! Yeeesss!!! It means we are going to see ‘kosläpp’ a tradition in Sweden to let animal in the farm especially cows come out and enjoy the Spring breeze. I’ve tried to find out how we say it in English but I couldn’t find any words, well… if you mention that word here, everybody will know about it 🙂 This tradition is becoming more and more popular because it is interesting for children to see how the cows behave after such a long time staying inside in the winter time. I found out that all places in Stockholm which has this attraction are fully booked, that’s the reason why we are going to watch it in a farm in Uppsala.
‘Sjugardar’ is the name of the farm where we saw and had so much fun. It is located approximately 86,2 kilometer and it will takes around 59 minutes to get there by car from Stockholm *counted from our house to be exact*, more details for the road’s description you could find it here. After having such a quick breakfast *because we got up quite late* we headed off and of course I brought my extended eyes with me 😀 I was amazed how many people was there, not one or two but my guessing was hundreds and trust me it was like watching Ice Hockey match 🙂 LOL!!! Mostly they came with family and lots of children with a big smile on their faces. Yeah… me too!!! 😀 I got so excited and can’t help myself to not smiling all the way from Stockholm to Uppsala. I went straight away to find a good spot to capture the cows’ action and lucky me… I got a standing place to see clearly. P went to check the farm market to find out if there is delicious cheese to buy. Around 12:15 the farmer started to open the gate and people start to make a cow’s sound and children started to scream, wow…. exactly like watching a concert but this time the actor and actress were cows 😀 Even though it is a simple attraction of the cows -nothing special- but I felt a nice warm feeling ran through my chest and I thank God for letting me witness one of this unique tradition. It was so interesting to see how those cuties act, some of them were acting like crazy while we are in the other side of fence tried to capture them, but some of them just taking it easy 😀 What an attraction I could say. I got couple of nice pictures that make me smile every time I look at them. Definitely it is worth to drive for an hour to witness this funny action of the cows. Beside cows, the farm had a couple of lamb’s family for us to take picture or for children to play with. Another interesting moment for many kids to touch, feed and take a shot with such cute animal like lamb. There were calves too but I was to late to come to the area where the farmer put them, they were inside and had a rest, so… unfortunately I don’t have calves picture this time. I promise myself to spare one weekend to go a bit early to see this again next year. I am so happy and satisfied for everything that we saw and got today but I know, it could be better preparation for 2013 attraction 🙂 How? Hmmm… maybe an earlier sleeping time on the day before the deadline 😀 To be honest, I was awake till 04:30 in the morning and I didn’t do anything to get ready for today, but after all… we chose to be spontaneous and happy to start our day and yes… we are happy, satisfied and grateful for an amazing day. I had smile one my face *again* on the way back to Stockholm. I got a new lesson, watched something news, captured many funny actions and the most important thing was spending time with my P. What a day!!! Thank you God for your blessing 🙂
That is my story for today, what is yours?
Stockholm, dym 05052012