Now Mathilde and Sebastian are sixth generation in the cottage.
The cottage has passed for generations and the grandchildren Sebastian and Mathilde are the sixth generation to enjoy the summer break at Buholmen. Grandmother Rigmor owns the cottage, together with his sister Jorun.
The first Rigmor and Jorun do when they arrive at the cottage are to look at the cottage garden. Which plants have survived? What must be traded? Need more fertilizer? More water? When this is noted, they put over the coffee. The real fellows Pekka and Thor Arne may pop a beer. Finally, they are back at Buholmen.
Even now, they are afraid to travel from here. Again, it fables to stay on site all year long. Many have done it before them.
– Grandfather Christen Falk came here first, says Jorun. He came to Buholmen with his four daughters. They came from Jomfruland and had been flat there. After the property out there was shared, the workforce of widower Christen Falk was redundant. He had to leave the idyllic gem in 1846. How he found Buholmen, nobody knows.
Happy in the timber walls
– The main house looks as it does the barn today. The door is so low that only the grandchild of 6 years can pass without bending his neck. Today, the barn makes use of outbuildings, and soon it does not make sense as it once.
Pekka is originally from Finland but has a strong connection with Buholmen. The timber walls in the houses here are some of the boyfriend he knows. Nostalgic timber walls in gray patina send him back to Suonenjoki, until the summer it was his job to hit the hemp between the logs. Both the barn, the brewery and the main house are lawned buildings, but the two cottages are now dressed in an oval panel. Only one meter or two separates them apart.
Rigmors and Thor Arnes cottage was originally a brewery. Here it is restored from the innermost to the extreme. A baking oven took up much of the space, it was torn and the stone was instead used for the fireplace. Over the fireplace are well-used frying panes. Several possessions testify to a diligent eyelid. An iron requires charcoal as a heating, a monkey iron requires a wood stove.
Premium for good harvesting
Grandfather Falk worked as loose, in addition, he cultivated grass on the small teigs. The daughters sank nuts, berries, vegetables, fruits and nuts. The soil of the field took the four sisters along the boat and rowed to Kragerø to sell.
The daughter Marie was at Buholmen, and she was so fond of the flowers that she got 2. prize and two silver spoons for good gardening in 1912. But she had no children. She still had to help, and Nils farmman came to the place. He took care of the animals, hit the grass and carried high. Too bad, did he sleep at the Blok chamber, he got food and lodging, and maybe also love? Nils was propertyless, and though Marie was far from noble, marriage was an impossibility.
– We called him for grandfather, remembers Jorun and shot away in the picture of a very small guy with bushy bart.
Is there half year
The two sisters have followed the tradition of cultivating and setting the outdoor area of Buholmen. But the vegetable garden must now turn for two small greenhouses, Rigmor and Jorun will set up one each.
The beds must still be matched, and the same must be their sweet snow tree, not to forget the old apple tree. As soon as they are satisfied, a new project is started. The days do not get long enough, too fast they have to go back to work as home helpers. Not long after they are back again. In order to keep an eye on everything, Rigmor started crossing the calendar every time they arrived at the brewery. She shakes only on her head. “There was never a good deal on that system.
– We are here for half the year, says Jorun.