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Calling until the Cows Come Home

Using swedish herding call "kulning" to call home escaping cows (4 July 2016). Video Source: Youtube.
In Sweden and other Nordic countries, girls used to herd cattle and goats by singing to them so that the animals would come running home from the verges of forests and hills. Above, see how Jonna Jinton practised this ancient herding call, called kulning, in 2016. She wrote:
"Yesterday (3 july) the cows in our village escaped out of their fence, and were on the way o[ut] of the village to the woods. For the first time in my life I really got use for the 'kulning', the ancient swedish herding call that were used long time ago to call in the cows. It really did work! They turned around to listen, and then they came running the right way towards me. With help from my mom we managed to get them into another cow pen. I can't describe what a wonderful feeling it was to see the cows following my song. Kulning really works and I will continue to learn this ancien…

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This is the writer's blog of author, L.C. Douglass. It concerns her writing practice in fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and academia. It accompanies her main website at: WWW.LCDOUGLASS.COM.

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