In the summer months the kids kept for breeding were released to graze by themselves along the fjord. Owners had to see to them on a regular basis to prevent the animals from becoming too wild and perhaps disappear up in the mountains. The goats gradually became very agile by moving about in the steep mountainsides, but it sometimes happens that they get stuck. Then we have to go out and try to rescue them to safe grounds. This happened on 22 July, 2007.
In order to survive on the rugged islands in the west, the people had to harvest from the sea as well as from the land. The money came more easily from the fisheries, on the other hand, they failed more often.
The rugged Solund coastline has a wealth of small, round fjords with narrow outlets, called "polls", bays, and coves which are well suited for the cultivation of oysters. From time immemorial, the oyster grew naturally in the "oyster puddles", but due to excess harvesting, oysters were on the brink of extinction, and this gave cultivation work a push.