I stumbled upon a secondhand shop in Karis (Karjaa), Finland the other day. It was filled with all sorts of old and new things. I asked the owner if his home was just as filled with stuff and he said YES!! Then he began to tell me all about his collections. Whoa.
One thing that caught my eye in his shop were all the different generations of milk cartons/bags/bottles he had. It made me think what prompted the changes? The environment, health safety or for monetary reasons?
I did not see in his shop the contraption needed for the milk bags. When I lived in Estonia, I learned special ways of keeping the milk upright and pouring without a spill!
What kind of milk packaging did you grow up with?
Yesterday, I ended up finding myself in front of The Pohja local history archive (Pohjan paikallishistoriallinen arkisto) in Fiskars. I asked them if they had anything on climate change. Within minutes, the friendly archivist handed over one box full of pink books which recorded weather patterns between 1960-70. It was so interesting to see the scientists usage of weather symbols and learn all the different ways to describe wind!
The archivist will look into if they have anything else on climate change to share with us! In the meantime, learn more about Fiskars Museum and their archive by visiting
https://www.facebook.com/fiskarsmuseum/. They can also be found on instagram under the name fiskarsmuseum.