Taking it all in

Sometimes transhumance, with its highs and lows, just flies by. The labor is so demanding that days seem to flow into each other and you get the impression that this will go on and on. The daily work: Simon Santschi in the dairy… …helper Piotr in the cellar But then it hits you: Even the most beautiful summer comes to an end. And this year certainly earlier than we had…

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Helicopter help

Heuboden in the Canton Glarus is one of the very remote Alps, especially when den Tschudi family stays on the Oberstafel, the highest meadows. Therefore the help of a helicopter is very welcomed. It brings provisions for days and at the same time takes the wheels that are ready to the communal aging cellars of Alpage Glarus AOP.

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Caroline on Cheese Hangouts with Babs Hogan

In two extensive videos Caroline explains Adopt-an-Alp and transhumance in interviews with Babs Hogan, author of “Cheese Hangouts”. https://youtu.be/3Rx3QNzRWlo https://youtu.be/DDfVRZukInQ

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Bad weather on the return

On Saturday, August 25, they had the “Bodenfahrt” – which means the animals from about 50 families return from the higher meadows back to Urnerboden. Like on the way up the weather did not cooperate, it was rainy and foggy. Nevertheless a lot of people showed up in front of the dairy where they could taste Alpage Urnerboden 2018 for the first time. The cows will stay on Urnerboden another…

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A different summer

Yes, your eyes don’t betray you: The chickens entered our camping waggon and even showed some interest in the tablet. We sleep in there during the 8 weeks we spend on the highest meadows, the Oberstafel on Berglialp. It was quite a summer, just different. As compared to other Alps we always had enough grass and water, but the grass was very ripe in the beginning and then things got…

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