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Branda de Azevedo

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Hidden : 2/23/2016
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Branda de Azevedo

   A branda de Azevedo é um núcleo habitacional de uso sazonal, ligado sobretudo ás necessidades agrícolas e pastoris das populações na altura do Verão, por oposição á inverneira, que servia para assegurar essas mesmas nessecidades durante o tempo frio. As brandas são constituidas essencialmente por casas e cortes rústicas, muito típicas, designadas por cardenhas. O processo de transumância  tem a ver com a garantia de alimentos e, consequentemente com a sobrevivência humana, o que levou as gentes das aldeias a ter dois lares.

    A inverneira de Oussias, como o nome indica é a aldeia onde a familia passava o inverno. Localiza-se num vale, ou seja, em altitudes baixas. No principio do Outono, as pessoas descem para a Inverneira permanecendo ai até Março. Nessa altura, sobem para a Branda, onde se fazem as sementeiras, o gado tem o seu alimento nas serras e onde se passa o resto do ano.

  Branda de Azevedo is a house unit where people live during the summer time, and it´s linked to agro-pastoral necessities. This place, also known as Cardenhas is characterized by its traditional and rustic constructions. The transhumance process is the primary source of food to both man and their animals and is the main reason for the people to have two homes, one for the summer and other for the winter season. 

   The Oussias Inverneira is used from the end of Summer until March because of the low temperatures felt during that period and it´s located in the valley. After the winter, families and animals go back to Branda de Azevedo. People then start growing their crops and the cattle spend its time grazing the fields around the Branda.





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