Mountain to Mountain
Festivals remind everyone of the centuries when Switzerland's resources were mainly pasture. Poor pasture. Mountain pasture. Somebody would take the cows up for the summer grazing, milking them and making cheese (the only way to have a marketable product). These solitary people communicated with alpenhorns and flag waving from one mountain side to the other, across the steep valleys. Simmental valley, for instance, only gets four hours of sunlight a day because it's so deep.