Orvelte Local Customs

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    BROWN BEAN SOUP

    by ATLC Written Oct 18, 2004

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    BROWN BEAN SOUP

    The capital town of the province Drenthe is Assen. Writer Anne de Vries wrote his famous book Bartje at the beginning of the 1900s where the little boy Bartje was given brown beans to eat. He looks at it with disgust and says 'Bartje won't pray for brown beans'. Hence, brown beans are associated with Drenthe and of course in the little village of Orvelte we had brown bean soup.

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    Peat

    by pieter_jan_v Written Sep 9, 2008

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    Peat storage

    Lumps of peat were the tradional fuel for the furnaces.

    The wet lumps were stored in a special covered storage with open sides, so the wind could dry the lumps.

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    FIRE !

    by ATLC Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    ORVELTE

    These water reservoirs are several in the village of Orvelte. Because of all the wooden farms, it was necessary to have water at hand in case of fire.

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    Giant clogs

    by ATLC Written Oct 18, 2004

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    WOODEN SHOES

    Usually you'll find giant clogs outside souvenir shops all nicely painted. I liked these simple bare ones.

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