Originally Djurby was a village, mentioned in writing for the first time in the year 1300. In the year 1600 the whole village came into the ownership of one the nobles and a new mansion with one main building and two wings was built which replaced earlier buildings. The mansion burned down during the end of the 18th century.
Farming and the forest
The farm has 210 hectares (520 acres) of farmland. On the main part is grown organic grains. The rest is farmed conventionally with grains, hay and energy forest. Milk-cows were kept in the cow-house until the end of the sixties. Thereafter the house was empty for a couple of years, then filled with about 50 breeding cows. In the beginning of the eighties the animals where sold and today there are only a small amount of sheep and the neighbors cows grazing the pastures of Djurby Farm.
The farm also has 130 hectares (320 acres) of forest. Thanks to the well kept road it’s easy to walk into the forest to enjoy the calm and maybe exercise the ancient Swedish custom of “every man’s right” to pick whatever mushrooms and berries you might find. You can read more about the places around the pastures and woods of the farm on the map page.