Saturday, 23 June 2012
The day started with Farmor picking fresh wild flowers to decorate tables. It is also common for women to wear these flowers in a band around their head but unfortunately I didn't get time to make one.
Farfar then brought out the homemade midsommarstång (maypole) ready for it to be decorated with twigs, leaves and flowers.
Birch branches should really be used but we had a big hedge in need of a little prune so Farmor and Faster gathered up clippings and decorated the stång beautifully, adding in little wild flowers too.
Farfar dug a hole to put it in....
And Freddy (30 months) had a go too.
Then the stång was raised!
Normally the next step would be to sing and dance around the stång but we had no time for that because we were heading to the raising of an even bigger one down the road...............(to be continued).