Le Bon Berger

Of all the weird things to have an interest in, the transhumance beguiles me.


  1. the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lowlands in winter and highlands in summer

I studied it a bit for my International Mountain Leader course, and in doing so found the story of Claire Jeannerat aka ‘The Swiss Shepherdess’. She uses images and social media to capture and tell followers about the life of her family and their animals on their farm in Switzerland.

The farm is on instagram @labergeriedenaye and her own account is at @theswissshepherdess

There is an inspiring short film about the work and environment of her husband Damien here – Le Bon Berger

There is a podcast (and transcription thereof) with Clare here and an excellent article here

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