Flower power

In northeastern Switzerland where the Alps touch the two small Cantons of Appenzell Inner- and Ausserrhoden the snow was quite obnoxious this Spring. But now it is receding pushed back by flower power. On Alp Fählen the preparations are in full swing: Cleaning, airing the mattresses and bedsheets, prepare the fences etc, etc. On Friday the Inauen family goes up with the horse and goats. The cows follow a week…

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A hike under dark clouds

Transhumance has started on Alp Imbrig as well. Despite threatening weather the cows made their way up at the end of May. Ruedi Jordi has already started to make cheese. Threatening clouds… …but the cows are unimpressed.

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Arrival of the goats

The “zoo” on Ruosalp is complete. Finally the goats have arrived. No slope too steep You can’t imagine how good this is! and this too, of course. Fresh mountain water.

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All the animals are on Heuboden

At the end of May transhumance has started on Alp Heuboden. One after the other the farmers bring their animals to the Alp where they join the herd of the Tschudi family. The steers remain on the “Unterstafel”, the lowest meadows, whereas the rest starts to enjoy the juicy grass of the “Mittelstafel”, just below Alp Heuboden. The farmers and their helpers stay a while for a coffee and a…

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The beauty of the Bernese Alps

Lucious Alp meadows, the towering mountains of the Bernese Alps as background. Everybody is enjoying their time on Alp Satteleggli. The best food a cow can get. Grazing in a spectacular scenery. Sitting on the porch.

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