National Geographic : 1954 Aug
© National Geographic Society + Heavy Wooden Rake Makes Hard Work on a Tiny Lapp Farm A Laplander, handicapped by a scarcity of soil, seldom tills more than 60 square yards. One hay crop a year during the short growing season provides supplementary winter fodder for his reindeer herd. This man stacks hay on a vertical rick for curing. 4' "Lapp Nylons" of Grass May Not Be Sheer, but They're Warm This housewife cures sedge grass, Carex sylvatica, pounds it until soft, twists it into hanks, and stuffs it into her leather mutukas for stockings. Jean Shor tried the grass, reported: "Warm, all right, but it tickles my feet."