Scandinavian Midsummer

Midsummer, an observation of the longest day of the year, is celebrated in each of the Scandinavian countries. Originally a pagan holiday, Midsummer is celebrated on the day of John the Baptist and is now held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice. In Sweden the celebration takes place around a maypole that is… More Scandinavian Midsummer

Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood

When you hear the words “Norwegian Wood” you probably think of the song by the Beatles. But there’s a new “Norwegian Wood” in town – it’s a best-selling book by Lars Mytting called “Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way.” (The title of the book in its original Norwegian is Hel Ved,… More Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood