Länttäpatti forest ranger farm

Loukkukoskentie Halsua


Forest rangers usually lived in crofts owned by the state, for which they did not pay any taxes. They were granted hunting and fishing rights as well as the right to collect waste wood for heating. The rangers were also expected to take good care of their living environment, the croft and the farmland. Since the early 1900s, forest rangers could purchase their crown crofts at a low price and make them independent farms. In Halsua, the forest ranger Juho Ojala bought his croft in 1938, after which the farm provided a living also for his descendants for a long time.