Some studies show that cows have soothing effect to humans. It is because of their slower heartbreak and warmer body temperature.
Heinåli Farm is located just next to the Heinåli Hytta.
We believe it does not disturb but rather complements the idyllic nature picture.
Aslak has been running the farm since 1997. He took it over from his parents who began to build it since 1972. You can read what he thinks about being a farmer here.
There are 35 dairy cows and as many heifers and calves but this number constantly varies. Milking takes place with a robot. It's a huge thing! The robot is better at milking than any human. The same routine every day, it's good for the cow and it makes the farmer's life more efficient.
Cows are nice companions. They seem big and dangerous, but that they are only if they get a calf. Otherwise, they are calm and curious.
They also have "their days". Each cow has her own character and her habits. It's like with people, they're all different. Some are kind, some neurotic, some troublesome, some must always be first. A farmer quickly learns what to expect from each of his cows.
Earlier, we used to give cows a name, but it became quite difficult when the cow got old or sick and had to be slaughtered. It hit us hard. Then one day we stopped with it and we just use a number on them.