Monday, November 27, 2017

The Shepherd's Life

Photo by Salt Water New England

2 comments:

  1. This may also be of interest:

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/04/amanda-owen-yorkshire-shepherdess-nine-children-childbirths

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yorkshire-Shepherdess-Amanda-Owen/dp/1447251784

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  2. I finally got around to this, and it is a delight. An autobiography written by an unlikely Oxford graduate, it provides sharp insights into a zoological world (tups and ewes) few of us are familiar with. The story presents all the drama of the everyday lives of shepherds as they struggle against the whims of nature (inclement weather, animal diseases, etc.), and try to earn an honorable living for their farm families – as well as preserving their ancient sheep raising heritage in a hostile physical environment that is also threatened by modernity.

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