Dwight Peck's farm photos

Farms of the Jura in winter

The Jura mountains run in a southwest-northeast direction along the border between France and Switzerland, from Geneva (Genève) to Basel (Bâle), holding at about 1300-1400 meters altitude (4350-4500 feet), and peaking in the range of 1650 meters (5450 feet). These photos of high alpage farms in winter are mainly from the southwestern end of that range, between the cities of Geneva and Vallorbe.

Le Cerney

Our next landmark: Le Cerney farm, 19 February 2014

This is the Le Cerney farm (1283m) from the north, the back side of it; the road up to the Combe des Begnines is over on the far side of the ridge.

How picturesque

A popular luncheon spot for skiers and snowshoers

We cannot tarry, and we haven't brought lunch anyway.

The view from the front porch

A few weeks earlier . . .

Our first view of the farm of Le Cerney, and the road following those little fence posts, 9 February 2014

The front of Le Cerney

A partner in the "Flavors of the Vaudois Jura" programme -- probably meaning that you can purchase fresh cheeses here when the snows melt off. Built in 1774.

We're just above the town of Le Brassus in the Vallée du Joux, and even on the Lake Geneva side of the Jura, many of the mountain farms from the great stone/concrete farm building era of ca. 1745-1780 were made by artisans from Le Brassus. (Learnt from RandoNature signs on the farms above Bassins)

We're circumambulating.

We observe that on this back side of the building there's another long parallel pasture that looks inviting. But that's for another day.

Back to the front. 9 February 2014

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Farms of the Jura in winter


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