A very good photographer took some photos of Swiss farms and life in the Alps, probably pre 1930. I love these photographs, and this way of life, so much.
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Why horse milk you ask? Victor told us that there is a special hospital in Switzerland which demands his horse milk. He says that horse milk is the ideal food for premature babies, the closest thing to human milk and full of unique enzymes. These babies thrive when without it they absolutely would not. The … Continue reading
Swiss Horse Milk Farm
These were the first lovely sights we were greeted with at the people part of the horse farm.
Swiss Folk Art
The cheese museum housed some of the loveliest folk art paintings and furniture I had seen in a long time. These first panels were actually the walls on the inside of a hand hewn log cabin.
Authentic Cheese Demonstration – Part 2
After Mr. Zimmerman strained out the curds from the huge copper pot, he put them in a draining box lined with cheese cloth. The box had a sloping lip on the front for the whey to drain in a pail. He then scooped out some whey to pour on top of the curds in the … Continue reading
Historic Cheese Museum
The museum next to the Appenzeller Cheese Factory was spectacular. It was so wonderful to see these antiques in the actual setting as they would have been used. Butter molds.Butter churn. Milking stool. Cheese molds.
Must Have Water Trailer
On a lovely walk to see the four countries, we saw a meadow with cows drinking from an incredible water trailer. Must have. Absolutely gorgeous cows.
Schaukaserei Appenzeller Cheese Factory
We traveled to an Appenzeller cheese factory which had a showroom and glass observatories to be able to watch the entire commercial cheese making process, and a guided tour. Appenzeller cheese was being made for 700 to 800 years and in 1942 a trademark was registered to be able to call the cheese Appenzeller. The … Continue reading
Swiss Farm Store
Within walking distance from the hostel where we stayed in the first leg of our Swiss farm tour, was an absolutely mind-blowing farm store. Others in our group had visited this the evening before, but I had not wanted to miss out on getting raw milk from the dairy next door. We had about 20 … Continue reading
Lunch in the Lotchental Valley
Dr. Weston Price visited the Lotchental Valley in Switzerland in the 30’s and it was where he first connected traditional diets with robust health. The valley was isolated and the people grew and provided all of their own vegetables, fruit, meat, raw milk, butter, cheese, fermented dairy and traditionally made sourdough rye bread. He observed … Continue reading