This week, we feature the inspiring female farmer, Harriet behind the Instagram account @ByOlafsdottir.
“I am a female farmer and darn proud of it, even if it means smelly, hard work and backaches”, Harriet.
Being surrounded by nature and growing up learning to read nature and its animals. My inspiration comes from living in such a beautiful and unique place, from feeling the ocean breeze, seeing nature change right outside my window all the time, from observing and getting to know the animals and their individual personalities, from my family and most of all just being able to live in the moment and allow myself to be inspired by my surroundings.
My passion is the ability to make everything I do a way of life instead of a chore - to have my job, home and family in harmony with each other. Simply living the life we are now, building a business that allows us to spend more time together as a family, helping each other out and giving the girls a childhood they will look back on with a smile on their face. Also, animal welfare and photography are pretty high on my passion list. To me sheep are one of the most beautiful creations ever and deserve to be photographed and made into art.
My hope for the future is that we'll keep on growing and evolving as a business - hopefully selling more posters and other things internationally and that things will get easier in time once we are done renovating and modernising the farm. My hope is that our family will continue loving this way of life and be able to spend even more time together making happy memories.
I've known about and admired the brand for years, especially after finding out a fellow Faroese woman is behind it. So, when I got asked to be a part of the minimalisma Advent calendar last year I was SO happy and honoured.