Sunday, February 15, 2009


Desert Survivor writes about life in the desert and on a cattle ranch, but sheep are also raised in her area, and she sometimes writes about them. She has had several posts that provide examples of specialization and division of labor.
Nevertheless, they still do a lot of the sheepherding the old-fashioned way, living in small sheep camps, riding horses to move the sheep, and having only their border collies and sheep dogs for company most of the time. At one point most of the sheepherders were Basque, but today they are all from Peru.
More recently she had pictures of a sheep herd and noted:
They will be sheared in April by sheep shearers that come all the way from New Zealand and Australia.

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