A Sesto original
Passionate farmer, hunter and singer
There are encounters that are so unreal, torn in such a way from their context, that you just have to blink. One such encounter is with “Tondl Kolcha”, aka Anton Lanzinger, when he brings his hay down into the valley by horn sled in winter. Trousers made from heavy woollen material, heavy leather boots, and a green felt hat on his head. An image from another time. But this is no show and also no disguise. Everything is real here. Tondl carries out his daily work in just the same way that he always has done. And his father and grandfather before him. Born in 1937, as the eldest son, Anton Lanzinger took over the farm and home farmhouse, the Kalcherhof in Moso. It has remained his home to the present day. The house, and the fields and forests that are all part of the farm. But above all the meadows on the Croda Rossa mountain. Not only do Anton and the other Sesto farmers provide the fresh milk for your everyday coffee, through their work they also have a significant influence on the landscape. The lush green rag rug around the village. The scent of freshly mowed meadows, sunshine and dry hay. Without the farmers, Sesto in summer would be a completely different experience. And where today the majority of his colleagues go to work with heavy tractors, “Tondl” does not allow himself to be swayed. He still in part mows the meadows on the Croda Rossa with the scythe, stores his hay up here in timber barns, the “schupfn” that his forefathers built, and then in winter brings it down to his cows in the valley by sled. For him, the only difference from the past, when he still pulled his sled up the Croda Rossa on foot, is the ascent up the mountain by cable car. And sometimes, if you are lucky, you might meet Anton in a Sesto parlour singing and making music with Reinhard, who plays the zither. One thing is for sure: when “Tondl Kolcha” sings, then the atmosphere is especially rustic and convivial.