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The sun over the Torne River at Pajala. We were at an outdoor teater. 

The Pääjärvi homestead comes to life once a year the first weekend in July when the Pajala Market takes place. Many family members from all over Sweden gather for an informal reunion.

Tents in the garden behind the house which is full.

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Always lots of fika – coffee, cakes and food – pour out of the house.

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The water heater and sauna in the garden is always fired up, hot and ready.

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The weather was perfect this year, including wind to blow the mosquitos away.

The garden takes up the overflow when the house isn’t big enough and the weather is good. Actually the weather doesn’t really matter.

Outside anyway!!

I’ve been frantically weeding and preparing the garden so that I can leave it, go on vacation to the deep north and not have to worry about it too much. I don’t think I’ve ever had it so well weeded, but there is plenty more that could be done.

Goodbye Timo Garden.

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Now I’m on the bus to catch the night train to Kiruna where I’ll visit relatives and do some wandering in the mountains for a couple of days. Then to Pajala, Luleå, and Umeå to visit more friends and relatives.

It is very nice to get away from weeding and watering, etc for a while, but how will the garden manage without me.