IW: Apart from milking his own 'troupeau' and making cheese every day
(see previous but one posting or their web site http://hautes.chaumes.free.fr/site.php/accueil/),
Laurent also has over a hundred Charolais beef cattle summering with him in the mountains. Farmers in the valley pay him a per head price for the grazing and supervision.
He rides out every day to check on them, death by lightning during violent summer thunder storms being the biggest problem.
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