Revenki

Revenki

Posted on 08/18/2008


Photo taken on August  2, 2008



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grass
roof
thatch
2008
Sweden
Gotland
Vike
tåckarting


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The Barn and the Åg

The Barn and the Åg
When we arrived on Saturday morning, the lower half of the roof had already been completed, up to a height at which men on the ground could no longer throw the sawgrass up to the working level using long pitchforks. Unfortunately, this meant I didn't get to see the complex work involved in starting the roof at the eaves.

The tractors had giant hydraulic claws on the front, which they used to bring in the åg (sawgrass) from the huge piles outside the barnyard. The tractors would later be used to lift large amounts of grass to the staging platforms above the eaves, where it would be bundled and lifted up chutes to the working level, all by hand.

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