Tessel for the Settlement of the Milk Yield on the Alp

Tujetsch, around 1900

In the past the farmers from Tujetsch managed the Alp Cavorgia themselves in a set order. For the settlement, each farmer’s milk yield was recorded daily with notches on a rectangular, red coloured wooden Tessel.

At that time the old weight measurement of Krinnen (1 Krinne=5/8 kg) was used. In two rows in the middle of the stick the house signs of the owners were engraved. On Sundays after the church service the farmers took care of the milk account and confirmed it by cutting away the weight details. As of 1901 the milk tessels were replaced on the Alp Cavorgia by the milk account on paper.