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Post 5. Mule Stable

This small building was once used to house a mule, who had its very own stable. The mule stable is different from cow stables in terms of size, mainly those of the doors.

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The mule was the only means of transportation at the time. Harnessed to a cart, mules followed the nomadic families of the valley to Sierre, several times a year. On the mountain pastures, there were often two mules used to transport timber and cheese. In summer, when an employee of the pasture came back after a visit to the village, he could get a good rest on the back of the animal that brought him up without going the wrong way, right up to the tsigière (pasture chalet). Since the 1970s, mules have virtually disappeared, replaced by the tractor.

 

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Continue to the chapel to the right of the lane.