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 Sèche des Amburnex

La Sèche des Amburnex lies at 1297m in a closed combe between the main Combe des Amburnex to the southeast and the Jura ridgeline to the northwest. 10 February 2008, the year with almost no snow.

As dedicated Jura farm photo collectors, we're circling round the building now, looking for just the right angles and sunlight.

So this really is a P5, after all.

I have no notion what "P5" on a farm building might mean, but we'll file this one under "P5" anyway, to be safe. "P5" presumably has some secret meaning, but it's probably Masonic and needn't concern us here.

14 March 2007, a sunless day

The same

5 April 2009

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

Sèche des Amburnex, 25 March 2012

Not long ago we were passing by and were gobsmacked to find that most of the building was gone, and we are so pleased to find that it's been put back again, and much improved.

It almost looks new, and mostly is.

New roof, that's good, a nice new wooden rain-capture system, and renovated walls, it looks like.

And a whole new end of the building

The farm zoomed from the northeast


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Farms of the Jura in winter


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