01 April 2015

April = Huhtikuu

spring is creeping in. its april. huhtikuu in finnish.

its also apparently known as swidden month, when dried pine trees were cut and burned to create fertile soil for new crops to grow in. “huhta” refers to these cut/burned trees. this is/was (not sure if this farming practice is still done) the time of year to do this, when the snow isnt as thick and the weather isnt as cold but its not too warm either. 

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