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.

Mont de Bière Devant

Mont de Bière Devant farm lies at 1520 meters altitude only 500 meters southeast of Mont de Bière, but two little ridges rise between them. 16 February 2003

Slumpy, 22 March 2009

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The flagpole near Mont de Bière Devant farm, 4 March 2000.

The flagpole just east of the farm building, 2 January 2004

The flagpole from the south, March 2004

Seen from the little ridge behind the farm house

22 March 2003

The farm at Mont de Bière Devant, 5 April 2010

Mont de Bière Devant

The view of Lausanne (behind the tree on the left) and the far end of Lake Geneva

A very fine bench and table d'orientation, added in 2009

The farm in a fleeting burst of sunlight, April 2010

10 November 2013


from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

Mont de Bière Devant from Mont de Bière to the northwest, 5 January 2003. The farm and flagpole lies on the other side of the ridge on the horizon.

The flagpole near Mont de Bière Devant from the northeast, February 2003.

November 2007


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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