Down on the Farm: Magical helpers, part 2

Needle felted Norwegian wedding couple, made by the author.

It’s Halloween at the writing of this article, with frost coating the grasses and pumpkins. But the sun is shining, offering remarkable warmth for this time of year. It will be a great day to work on projects on the farm before winter sets in.

Last week, we were following the Norwegian folk tale, “The Three Aunts,” where the maiden has caught the eye of the queen, but her jealous attendants have been spreading rumors about her and her ability to complete impossible tasks. The latest task is that she can weave 12 yards of fabric in a day, though the maiden (who had no mother to raise her) has never yet seen a loom before.

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