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Switzerland. Canton Graubunden. Maloja. Upper Engadine valley. "Pila" Giovanolli whets his scythe. Reaper / haymaker sharpening his scythe with a whetstone. Hay harvest. Manual labor. Labour force. "Pila" Giovanoll works more as a butcher, producing dry-meat and sausages, than as a peasant. But he keeps and breeds pigs for the meat during the summer season, because they eat the hay on the grassland surrounding his farm. Pasture. Swiss alpine farmers. Alps mountains peasants.  © 1996 Didier Ruef