29 May 2020
The idea was to first visit the Svartskylle nature reserve,
where there will be orchids by a swamp.
The problem was that it was guarded by a large herd of cows.
We do not want to disturb them so we drive to Baldringe church
which is nearby. Park by the church.
West of the tower is a runestone.
It is depicted in the late 17th century and was then in the cemetery wall.
It then disappeared over the years.
During a rebuild in 1885, it was found in a ditch.
It was then put in its current place.
The text loop reads (the interpretation is from Lars Magnar Enoksen, Scanian rune stones):
Torgel put these memorials after Tumme Fortune-Teller, Fröd's son (a) very good 'thegn'.
Next to the stone is a sign with a drawing and with other word choices of the text.
The stone speaks of a fortune teller, soothsayer,
it was important to have contact with gods and deceased relatives.
What thegn means is not known for sure, but may have something to do with pagan culture.
The painted text is a bit indistinct, you can see that the runiform ornament is decorated.
GPS: WGS84 decimal (lat, lon) 55.529936, 13.839879