Shepherds and Shepherding

Shepherds and Shepherding

by Jonathan Brown
     
 

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The shepherd stands, lamb in one hand, crook in the other and dog at his feet. This is how many of us think of the old-time shepherd - the picture of sturdiness, dependability and independence. He was one of the most important men on the farm, responsible for the care and well-being of the flock, with which he might need to spend days and nights out in open pastures.…  See more details below

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The shepherd stands, lamb in one hand, crook in the other and dog at his feet. This is how many of us think of the old-time shepherd - the picture of sturdiness, dependability and independence. He was one of the most important men on the farm, responsible for the care and well-being of the flock, with which he might need to spend days and nights out in open pastures. How did he manage his charges, and his own life? What skills and equipment did he use? How did sheep farming change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and what effect did that have on the shepherd's work. These are the questions considered by this look at shepherding life, with illustrations of the shepherd at work.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747813347
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/10/2013
Series:
Shire Library , #732
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Jonathan Brown is an Honorary Fellow of the Museum of Rural Life in Reading. He is the author of several books, including Steam on the Farm.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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