Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Trailing of the Sheep


Range Season Underway in Gem and Ada County

Eagle--Idaho herdsmen trail the sheep to the spring range in the foothills Northwest of Boise, Idaho. Trailing the sheep is a hundred year tradition in Ada County foothills and 21'st century traffic has to yield to the sheep. The Idaho Farm Bureau's Steve Ritter produced this story:



Moving the band of sheep to summer range entails a hundred mile, summer-long journey for sheep, herders and dogs.

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