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"We each have our own stories. This is mine, a season with the sheep."
July 2, 2013 3:47 AM   Subscribe

A Tale of Transhumance: Herding Sheep with Livestock Guardian Dogs (print) in the Upper Green River Basin.

Cat Urbigkit was interviewed by Wyoming Chronicle
posted by the man of twists and turns (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also of interest - BBC program Wild Shepherdess, where Kate Humble meets some traditional shepherds in the Wakhan Corridor of eastern Afghanistan.
posted by Gordafarin at 4:28 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is mine, a season with the sheep."

I'm so glad this wasn't a case of I am in love with a sheep.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:26 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for this up until now my only knowledge base regarding sheep guardian dogs came from this.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 5:30 AM on July 2, 2013


Sesame Street addressed the sheepdog situation with Hard Working Dog. Some Welshmen teamed up with Samsung for an Extreme Sheep Herding event. Animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell trains Border Collies in competitive sheep herding for fun. Me? I'm just happy that my Border Collie mutt has stopped pestering my neighbors' cattle and goats.

I'll admit that I giggled a little at TFA's opening line: "The land outside my door is a land of contrasts." I mean, she started with the classic conclusion!
posted by workerant at 7:40 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


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