While we’re on the topic of farms, here are some pictures of Icelandic horses. They’re long-lived and very small — you might confuse them for ponies — but harsh Scandinavian winters and lots of selective breeding has left them impervious to the cold.

According to Norse legend, the best of all horses was an 8-legged steed named Sleipnir, whom Odin, the ruler of Asgard, rode into battle.

Sleipnir, of course, was an Icelandic horse — and it’s also a web browser that runs on Windows.

Anyway, I also thought I’d throw in a picture of a feral mountain sheep, just for good measure. It’s the Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace, also known as the Gamalnorsk Spælsau. The sheep is straight out of the Iron Age, and Vikings made their ship sails from its yarn.

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