A Remembrance of the Past; Building for the Future." ~ Eve Eckert Koehler

Remembering Our Danube Swabian Ancestors

Community Meadow

The Hutweide was the community meadow laid aside as pasture for the purpose of all farm animals grazing.  Farm animal like the cows would be led up or down the streets and picked up by the herders who tended the cows during the day at the pasture.  In the evening, the cows were led back into town and found their own way home, mostly by themselves.  Certain sections of the pastures were set aside for pigs as well as sheep and horses, however on limited bases.  Separate designated pastures existed for pork bellies and wool industries. 

Road to the Hutweide outside of Murani (Banat). a quiet village and small in size,
just a few miles out from the main street in Fibisch. ~ Jody McKim, 2005

Hutweide outside of Murani (Banat)

Hutweide & Schwenkelbrunnen, Ernsthausen, Banat. [Hans Kopp]

Abandoned Schwenkelbrunnen and Hutweide, Ulmbach – Neupetsch. [Hans Kopp]

The typical Schwenkelbrunnen in the Hungarian landscape.

Cowhands take care of the cows for the small farmers of the town during the day, at the commune meadow,
“Hutweide,” since there were no grazing areas in the towns of the Danube Swabians like here in Sathmar.

Horses trough in India, Syrmia.

The “Carpathian Buffalo”

[Published at 8 Dec 2006 by Jody McKim Pharr]

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