Last Shepherds

Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
ISBN: 9780233005126
Page: N.A
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Once, the UK's farmers employed thousands of shepherds, but a slump in sheep farming has cut a swathe through their ranks; nowadays shepherds are virtually a thing of the past, and most flocks are herded by farmers on quad bikes. The Last Shepherds follows hill shepherds Dave Baxter and Stewart and Gwen Wallace through the cycle of hill farming in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland lambing in spring, haymaking, shearing in the summer, then autumn lamb sales and winter feeding. This engrossing book is an extraordinary record of a vanishing way of life on Britain's traditional hill farms."

The Last Shepherd

Author: Martin Etchart
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 0874178878
Category: Fiction
Page: 203
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Mathieu Etchiberri wants nothing more than to leave his family’s Arizona sheep ranch and go to college, but his father insists that he take over the ranch instead. Then his father is killed in an accident, and Matt discovers that he is not the heir to the ranch. So he travels to the French Pyrenees from which his father and grandparents came to settle the questions about his legacy. Instead, he discovers a vast Basque family and a mystery that drove his father to America and still festers in the mountain village. As Matt resolves the mystery of his family, he also discovers his Basque roots and learns the nature of love of family, responsibility, and the tension between individual desires and the needs of a community. Matt’s journey to manhood takes place in a vividly depicted landscape populated by lively, memorable characters. This is the powerful story of a young man’s search for an identity that encompasses two cultures and one complex, scattered family.


or, The last shepherd. An eclogue. And other poems
Author: Thomas Buchanan Read
Publisher: N.A
Page: 150
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The Last Shepherd: Book 1 Games

Author: Jarrett Bywaters
Publisher: Last Shepherd
ISBN: 9781726754651
Category: Fiction
Page: 178
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A first-person narrative about the life of Artist/Writer Jarrett Cole Bywaters, based on real events. Inspirational 'Book of Job' for the modern era.

The Last Shepherd

Author: Miller Caldwell
Publisher: Netherhold Publications
ISBN: 9780755206414
Category: Fiction
Page: 118
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A successful but arrogant banker has a spring holiday with his family in rural south west Scotland where his values and his attitude cause mayhem. The Last Shepherd shows the errors of his city ways with assistance of a mysterious mute benefactor whose actions climax in a tragic but resolute ending, touched by romance. 'I was shocked to discover I knew so little of rural ways. It was a real education.' Pete Newbrook. 'A way of life we should lose at our peril. But the romance was very touching.' Jane Houston. 'I could not put it down. When I did, I read it again.' Drew Sloan. 'A very sad and poignant read with so many slants to the story. I enjoyed it very much.' Lesley Fudge MSc BA (Hons) RGN

Shepherds and Shepherding

Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 074781340X
Category: History
Page: 64
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The old-time shepherd – lamb in one hand, crook in the other – is an emblem 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 those changes have on the shepherd's work? These are some of the questions considered by this fully illustrated exploration of shepherding life.

The Circle of Mountains

A Basque Shepherding Community
Author: Sandra Ott
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874172249
Category: History
Page: 242
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Ott provides an excellent ethnography of a French Basque agrarian and sheepherding community. The commune of Sainte-Engr�ce extends along a mountain valley in the southeastern corner of Soule, one of the three Basque provences in France. In The Circle of Mountains, Sandra Ott examines the importance of cooperation and reciprocity as the essential basis for the main institutions within this community. These French Basques visualize their community as a circle, and their vision of living in ""the circle of mountians,"" rather than in a valley, reflects their perspective on the society in which they live. The first half of the book incorporates material on history, ecology and economy, and delves deeply into the domestic organization, kinship, and neighborliness of this Basque community. In the second half of the book, the author introduces the males' customary roles as shepherds and cheesemakers. Following a detailed commentary on these vocations, Ott suggests that these seemingly prosaic activities represent the male attempt at symbolic fulfillment of the female procreative and nurturing roles. In a new afterword, Ott discusses developments that have impacted life in the pastoral community of Sainte-Engr�ce since the original publication of the book--including the acquisition of telephones and the construction of roads to nearly every home. The Circle of Mountains will be of interest not only to social anthropologists but also to those concerned with the Basque language and culture and to scholars and students of ethnology, international studies, and political science.

Mein Leben als Schäfer

Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641183235
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Das Leben auf dem Land – packend und authentisch erzählt James Rebanks’ Familie lebt seit Generationen im englischen Hochland, dem Lake District. Die Lebensweise ist seit Jahrhunderten von den Jahreszeiten und Arbeitsabläufen bestimmt. Im Sommer werden die Schafe auf die kahlen Berge getrieben und das Heu geerntet; im Herbst folgen die Handelsmessen, wo die Herden aufgestockt werden, im Winter der Kampf, dass die Schafe am Leben bleiben, und im Frühjahr schließlich die Erleichterung, wenn die Lämmer geboren und die Tiere wieder in die Berge getrieben werden können. James Rebanks erzählt von einer archaischen Landschaft, von der tiefen Verwurzelung an einen Ort. In eindrucksvoll klarer Prosa schildert er den Jahresablauf in der Arbeit eines Hirten, bietet uns einen einzigartigen Einblick in das ländliche Leben. Er schreibt auch von den Menschen, die ihm nahe stehen, Menschen mit großer Beharrlichkeit, obwohl sich die Welt um sie herum vollständig verändert hat.

Two Stories of Faith: Eli, the Shepherd Boy and Abigail, the Innkeeper's Wife

Author: Jean Holbrook Mathews
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781425952624
Category: Fiction
Page: 116
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The stories of Eli and Abigail appear at first glance, to be simple Christmas stories, but to those who read with an open heart, these are stories for all seasons, and are appropriate for all ages. Both are filled with information about the lives and circumstances of those who lived 2000 year ago. Skeptics may say there was no Eli, who tended sheep on the Judean hillside, but those who walk with him through the pages of his story will come to know him and the loneliness and hardships that were part of his life of obedience. From the first Christmas to the end of his life, Eli's years were spent learning that faith requires commitment. Some will say that the innkeeper had no wife, but Abigail's life speaks for her-and it speaks to every mother who has wept over a wayward child, or ached because arms longing to hold an infant were empty. Life's lessons for her were patience and endurance.

The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd

Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241401100
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. When I was a child we didn't really go anywhere, except a week in the Isle of Man when I was about ten years old, and I never left Britain until I was twenty. Even now, years later, the best bit of any travelling is coming home. Bringing us into the world of shepherd's baking competitions, sheep shows and moments out on the fell watching the sheep run away home, James Rebanks interweaves thoughts and reflections on the art of shepherding with his photographs of the valley, people and animals that make up the daily life of the fells. A life lived by the three hundred surviving fell farming families, this is a book of photos and words filled with reverence and love.

Secrets of the Holy Bible

Author: Last Prophets
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1456711652
Category: Religion
Page: 612
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This book uses both modern science and biblical references together without contradiction. This book releases for the first time, secret codes in the bible which disclose the approximate dates of all events in the book of Revelation which includes the dates of all seven seals and what they really are, and the exact date the Antichrist and false prophets are due to arrive, and what 666 really stands for in the ancient text. This book also exploits hypocrisies of our society and explains biblical misconceptions and loop holes in the bible and shows the reader how far fetched you could make religion because of these loop holes. This book also categorizes and groups together bible verses related to similar topics for your convenience and reference; and most importantly, this book documents with over 2,900 different bible verses what the bible really says.

The Last Star

A Novel
Author: William Proctor
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0529124505
Category: Fiction
Page: 276
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Is it the latest in spy technology, a meteor, a UFO, or a new star? No one-not even government leaders, military commanders, astronomers, or other scientists-can provide any real answers regarding the mysterious light that has suddenly appeared in the eastern sky. When a diverse group of scholars and scientists meets in Israel to investigate the phenomenon, they are soon caught in a web of political and spiritual intrigue, terrorist bombings, and sniper attacks. As uncertainty about the phenomenon causes worldwide panic, the pressure is turned up to find a scientific answer to the mystery of the light. But the team is determined to convince the world of its findings-that the light is the return of the Star of Bethlehem, which signals Christ's Second Coming.