Tag: fika

Farm, Family, Fun!

Food, Nature, travel July 29, 2012

As we pulled up to the family farm, yes farm, these little cuties came to greet us.  This is definitely a heard of sheep, how cute are these little woolly pre-sweaters?

We were welcomed with a traditional Swedish drink, some finger foods and lots of family. We chatted and got to know each other as Pops barbecued on the grille.


We ate burgers, hotdogs, and roasted marshmallows.  Thanx Pops, you know how to make American’s happy, meat and sugar!  After dinner, Swedish tradition dictates that you eat fika. Fika, is desert typically including some type of cookie or cake and coffee.  We had a brownie fika with some heavy whipping cream, yummmmm!

Then to the real fun, kubb.  Kubb is a game where you throw sticks at other sticks with the intention of knocking them over so you can hit other sticks.  I know it sounds complicated but it’s amazingly fun.  It may have been so fun for me because my softball skills really came in handy, underhand throwing accuracy is a coveted skill.  As the girl team was loosing kubb Elvis made an appearance and sang a few songs, it was actually Pops.  All in all my day in the farmland of Kalmar Sweden was amazing.  I would go back any day!