Today is International Mountain Day .
This year's theme is Mountain Farming about which the FAO says, "Here we have an opportunity to raise awareness about
how mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has
been a model for sustainable development for centuries."
I like to remember my years in Switzerland, where mountains are mountains and farms are farms!
The slopes of the Jura Mountains, near the French border, are covered with vineyards.
Lots of wine-making there.
In the Alps most of the mountain farming that I saw was for hay-making.
In the brief summers, green meadows are heaven for cows, sheep and goats, and even deer.
And of course for hikers too!
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)