Andreas Breivik is planning to go into higher education in one of the maritime fields, but he admits he is very much attached to the farm and the countryside. “Over the years my family has developed the fields around here. New plans are now being putting into place as we will be getting some 50 new houses close to our neighbourhood.
We are working with the developer and relocating stones and soil to expand our fields near to us. Here we have 38 sheep that are strong enough to be left out all year round, and from spring to late autumn we have 17 cows on the fields around us. In the winter time we keep them indoors, of course. And we currently have seven calves. We got two on Christmas Eve, and last weekend I helped to deliver another one. That’s how it is on a farm,” Andreas explains. “We’d love to have more cows, but we don’t have enough space outside for more. Maybe we can have some more now that we are expanding our green field area.”
You work as a trainee superintendent with Seatrans Ship Management.
The idea of becoming a farmer…. have you caught the bug?
“Of course. We’ll see. My roots are here. I enjoy life here, with my family, my friends and the countryside, the sea right outside. I love to go out fishing, even if there were more fish back in the day (as most fishermen say…), but catching lobster in October or getting a fresh cod… It’s a good life, but being a farmer is far more than just a job.
It’s harvesting what nature creates, and you have to help and take care of nature if you want to bring in a good harvest. Running a farm is like developing a heritage for yourself and the next generation. My first plan, however, is to expand my formal skills in the maritime field. I am grateful for how I’ve been treated in Seatrans, by the pleasant and inclusive people there and especially by my mentor at the office we share, Jon-Atle Aarland.