Asphaugen was the croft in which Sivert Larson and his wife Ingeborg Anna Jystad took over on the 3rd jaunary 1850. The croft was separated from the farm owned by the mother Beret, which explains why there was so much land attached to the croft. Sivert and Ingeborg had two daughters, Anna Bergite and Jonetta. The space they cleared was relatively large, because they had a cow, 4 sheep and a pig.

Sivert’s father committed suicide when Beret lay in childbirth with Sivert. Beret got to take over the farm in 1847, and married Falkor Falkorson, who took the name Undersaker. Falkor was 21 years younger than Beret, and they were probably meant to run the farm for a long time. Thus Sivert (who had allodial rights) was given a piece of land for a croft (Asphaugen). But Falkor and Beret struggled economically and in 1851 the had to sell the farm to the neighbour at Hegdal. They kept some land for themselves down by the sea here, and called the home “Kårs”. It was later sold to Kristian Rostad, who named the place “Lystad”.

Asphaugen is not mentioned in the census in 1891.

Below Asphaugen (which you passed, or will come to soon) is a bay where you can walk almost 100 meters out at low tide. You have more of these along the cultural trail. Here one could put out a fishing line at low tide, and at high tide the fish was caught. Then at low tide, one could harvest the catch.