Reliable and compact
The machine has to run on its own
Scene change, turnip field: Under Jonhild’s supervision, six students meticulously free the plants of weeds. It is arduous work that can only be done manually, but it’s also a good opportunity for the young people to earn some money in the summer.
While he milks the cows in the evening, Ottar speaks of the difficult conditions for farmers on the Faroe Islands. The small farms are still managed very traditionally, which means a large amount of manual labor and long work days. This also makes it difficult to find workers. But despite the hardships, Ottar is an enthusiastic farmer: “It’s our life, and we like it this way. We wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world,” he exclaims.
“Why did we decide on the Bauer A2? We need a compact, reliable and easy-to-operate machine with minimal maintenance requirements. We have to focus on the cultivation and the plants. The machine has to run on its own.”