In Gruyere and other parts of Switzerland the paddocks are so green and lush that paddock seems to be the incorrect term to use to describe them. Rather they are alpine meadows. These cows are dairy cows and are fed on grass in the summer and hay in the winter producing gallons of rich creamy milk. This is lucky as each round of Gruyere cheese weighing 35 kg needs 400 litres of fresh milk. How green is this valley and others in Switzerland. So different from Australia.
In Australia, mostly our paddock look dry. When green they are not the bright lush green of Switzerland but a rather coarser green. These cows are not cows at all but steers destined for meat production.
In response to Ed’s Sunday Stills challenge.