The “Gusa”

Posted on March 19, 2009 by

In the Glaumbær farm there was a very peculiar room: the Gusa, i.e. the spray. It was used as bedroom, study or living room.

Its name comes from an old legend: it is told that an old prickly woman lived in this room, and when she was in a bad mood, she used to open the door and throw the contents of her chamber pot on the lively children running along the corridor.

Besides the legend, during the long winters, the priest of the town used this room to teach reading and writing to children.

Right in front of the Gusa there’s a small hall that leads outside. It’s a service passage, used to take the ashes out or to get water, but also as an emergency escape in case of fire.

Nowadays here there are wheat grindstones and bovine legs, used to fasten the cows to the mangers.

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