Kulning is an ancient herding call that originated in Sweden and Norway. It is used most often to call livestock (cows, goats, sheep, etc) down from pastures where they’d been grazing. The calls are typically used by women, though there are records of it having been used by men.

Seriously, watch this clip. It gave me goosebumps.


Scandinavia Real-Life Hobbit Houses Have Beautiful Green Roofs

In several Nordic countries, green roofs are a common addition to many homes. Although most of us instantly dream up J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of elves when we gaze upon the cozy green roofs, we are here to inform you that many adorable houses like this exist! The  Scandinavian Green Roof Association (SGRA) hosts an annual competition where the most stunning living roofs are featured. Take a look at the best green roofed-houses below!

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