Here in the mountains where I live fall really starts when the cows come home .
In summer two "sennen" go up real high with the cows (and other animals) from the farmers in the village.
This way the farmers can take their harvest in.And the alps high up keep clean from grass.
Because they are so high up without electricity they use the milk to make the very special mountaincheese by hand.
It is a rough life up there.
So when they come home it is a big festival .
The cows wear flowers on their head , the ones who give the most milk in summer walk in front.
Everybody wears the traditional clothes and the mail "sennen" must have a beard when they come down.
I can't tell the whole story and traditions, it would take to much space.
In the pictures my son with his beard(hate it) and my grandson milo, who is 4 years old, but he manage the cows already.
The woman you see is the other sen ...she is a tough girl!
After the big party in the night fall can begin!
I used blue fern Studio chipboard on this page and 3rd Eye stamps.