Leaving Charetalp behind

As autumn has announced itself and snow has made the first visits in the higher altitudes, transhumance ends and the animals move down to their winter home. It was certainly time to do so on Charetalp: The Betschart family took their sheep and goat herds down the mountain trail. Of course, the chalet and the other buildings have to be prepared for the winter.

The meadows are grazed, the horses go after the last grass stalks.
Ready to move.
Down we go.
The children help…
…so does the dog.
A short rest in the woods.
The buildings need to be secured for the winter.