Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Listen to the cow bells, on real Swiss cows!

In Switzerland the cattle herds follow the good weather.
In summer they are taken to progressively higher alpages to live for a while.
Now, with snow on the Jura Mountains, they come down here to graze on the warmer plain. 

Today was the first time I heard the familiar din of cow bells out in the big field (grand champ, in French)!
I walked out from the Community of Grandchamp and into the field, walking carefully along the narrow muddy path in the middle of two fields, being careful not to touch the electric fence. 
I was so happy to see the pretty cows up close!
But how can each one stand wearing (and hearing) a big bell around their neck all their life??

Enjoy seeing and HEARING the videos!

(Linking to Camera Critters.
And for ABC Wednesday, T is for tongues licking a salt-block.)


Cloudia said...

And we are THERE! Very interesting.

William Kendall said...

I guess they don't mind. You've attracted their attention, too!

Kay said...

How wonderful to imagine you in Switzerland having such a grand time, Dina.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Lovely Dina, I can imagine it gives you pleasure

Have a nice ABC-day / - Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-team)

Alice said...

I love the sound of cow bells Dina

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying your trip to Switzerland so much. Each day is a treat and I am learning a lot. Thank you for sharing Swiss life with us. The cow bells are delightful! I live on a farm in Virginia but our cows do not have bells, of course!
Farm Gal in VA

Anonymous said...

How delightful to hear bells on Swiss cows. Thank you for sharing you experiences in Switzerland....so interesting.
Farm Gal in VA

Roger Owen Green said...

clever getting the theme


crystal said...

The bells sound so cheerful :) It's great to visit Switzerland vicariously like this :)

sandyland said...

oddly gentle sound