Shepherds and Shepherding

Author(s): Jonathan Brown

Sheep & Wool | Writing & History

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.


Product Information

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.

Introduction: Sheep Farming in Britain / Who Were the Shepherds? / Shepherding in the Uplands / The Lowland Shepherd / The Work of the Shepherd / Shepherds and Their Dogs / The Shepherd's Tools and Equipment / Conclusion: The Last Shepherds? / Glossary / Further Reading / Index

General Fields

  • : 9780747812265
  • : Shire Publications Ltd
  • : Shire Publications Ltd
  • : February 2013
  • : 210mm X 149mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 64
  • : Illustrations (some col.)
  • : Jonathan Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : 636.3