In search of Santa Claus in reindeer Siberian husky
In Lapland "with a residence permit" live 185,000 people and 200,000 reindeer. Today we will go on a visit to the reindeer herder on a reindeer farm. Deer in Finland, it's probably something like a national symbol, are engaged in reindeer herding small people - Sami (indigenous people of Northern Europe). Russian Saami called "Lapps", "loplyani", hence the name Lapland.
reindeer herders in Finland is open to any citizen of Finland, where reindeer herders recognize her on board.
On the farm were only deer, who are trained for the sleds, and the rest scattered in the woods.
Hereditary herder told a lot of interesting things from his life and the life of a deer.
The bulk of the deer are grown for meat, and a small part of the specially selected and trained by the character remains for sleds. Carry only castrated males can in harness. Here are some of the small team of castrated males and luck - not to them in this life to get into the soup with venison.
In 5000 reindeer owners in Finland, and only 700 have a license for breeding.
For herders New Year begins on July 1, in this period (from 1 July to 1 January) born calves.
In this year, the country was born approximately 120,000 pups, nature tried so that they stand up on their feet, and within one day is already running 10 minutes after birth. Of the 120,000 births of deer, with only 80 000. Many fall under the car, running on the road, or simply do not survive. Even though the crime rate in Finland is one of the smallest percent of the world still has a place poaching. So, by the end of the year should I at the beginning and told to stay 200 000 deer with "residence permit to live", neither more nor less, the remaining meat.
Reindeer first of all seek and gather in the forest deer, then to determine where someone, and mark his seal.
is determined by the mother to a mother fawn ran to and deer. Print cut on the ears.
Male only 5 percent of the total, so the works have no end, in general, hard guys have in the mating season, and even with such abundance ladies males butting each other.
In October and November, the males are the main, and after butting period they fall off the horns and ball is ruled by females.
January, February - deer eat at home, and wander through the woods in the spring, usually on 70km deer do not go away from home.
Everyone who comes to the reindeer farm, expects an interesting story about the deer, a delicious dinner, soup and venison skating reindeer.
This deer and even yelled at me, not the perspective I have chosen.
Here, not only do I first saw handsome deer, but also learned that the horns have become overgrown with hair, which is then slazit.
Oh, I forgot to tell and show house from a frame in which I lived. Such short, uyutnenky house. In such a cottage to live much nicer than a hotel room.
In the evening, you can melt the fireplace, for me, as a resident of the apartment, it was very interesting.
And, of course, as the Finns - are big fans of the sauna, it is probably in every home without it can not do! After full of good impressions of the day, what could be better than to warm up in the sauna.
So they Husky beauty, and what eyes!
Husky - a breed of sled dogs, which are harnessed to the sleds, and chase through the endless expanses of snowy north. It is necessary to try, sorry to come to Lapland and dogsledding.
That's the way they are taught, tying on a chain, to be obedient to the harness.
And this is my namesake, lives in this cage Igor and Sergey.
Zero and Ira rest, and Eve decided to look out of, probably, his Adam's waiting.