Picture of our family by Tytti Bräysy @tyttitupuna
I´m Anne. Mother of three. Reindeer herder and Nature guide by profession. I love fishing and exploring wildlife. Love to work with animals. In the picture I´m at our reindeer herd. I do old traditional handcraft from pine tree roots and fish leather and reindeer leather. I make also nature inspired jewelry @karhukoru that are sold in Siida museum. I´m interested in how people survived in the arctic conditions way back.
Our home language is Inari Sámi. Only 300 people speak it. We want to show our guests the genuine side of Sámi culture.
We work closely herding our reindeer in three generations.
My husband name is Janne. He is a professional reindeer herder. He is a hunter and a fisher. He can fix everything. In the picture Janne is at our reindeer herd feeding the reindeer with some hay. This is how we can keep reindeer in a certain area. Our winter herding area. Janne´s family has been herding reindeer for over 400 years. We are proud to keep it going with our three children. Well-being of our reindeer is our top priority.
For reindeer herders old forests are important. We try to protect the last old forests in Inari for our reindeer. Our reindeer survive long hard winters better when they can live in an area where Beard Moss and Lichen grows.
We live nature connected sustainable ways. We aim to self-sufficiency. Our home has an ecological heating system. We warm our home also with wood. Our home is built from local wood. We hunt and fish and gather berries and other wild food. We have an arctic organic veggie garden. We also have a greenhouse to grow organic tomatoes, chili, pepper, herbs and cucumber summertime.
We don't use chemicals but nature based cleaning products. We recycle plastic, cardboard, paper, metal, glass, bottles, compost, batteries. We try to do our best for the environment. If you visit us you will support a local small family business.
Angeli reindeer farm pursue adding nature diversity on it´s actions. We pursue saving natural resources for the next generations. On our nature connected visit we aim to tell by stories how important nature diversity is. Angeli reindeer farm has started a journey for getting a Green activities certificate.