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.

La Neuve

La Neuve lies at 1444m on a long very beautiful meadow that overlooks the Combe des Amburnex cross-country ski trails a hundred meters down to the northwest, in the direction of the French frontier. 30 April 2006.

A narrow paved farm road winds up from the village of Longirod, on the Lake Geneva side of the mountain, past the farm of Petit Prés de Rolle, over the ridge, and ends here. End of April 2006.

From the Chemin des Crêtes in the rain, 21 March 2010

The Crêt de la Neuve is 50m higher up towards the left, the long Combe des Amburnex down to the right.

We'll spend a few restorative moments with a block of cheese and a Swiss army knife, and then we're off for home again.

March 2010

A sneaky peek inside, 8 November 2009

Can't see a thing except cow facilities

Some earlier views . . .

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24 March 2002

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Farms of the Jura in winter


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