Stepping Back Into Time – Part 2

Life on the mountain is hard. It can get to -15C in the winter, and the terrain is challenging to say the least.

Gorgona Region

But the goat herders certainly know the mountains and their goats. The goats graze on the move, and the goat herders just direct them now and then.

Gorgona Region

Gorgona Region

Gorgona Region

Each herder seems to have their own technique. Some let the goats do their thing, some whistle and shout to move the goats along.

Gorgona Region

What they all have in common are their dogs. Each herder has several dog helpers. They lead the goats and also herd the stragglers. Most seem to be hardy mountain breeds, but there seems to be the odd mongrel.

Gorgona Region

Gorgona Region

Gorgona Region

These dogs were certainly the herder’s best friend.

Gorgona Region

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