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Shepherds

gibbo

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I had some information given to me that states a fellow in the mid 1800's may have been a shepherd. He lived in the Yorkshire area. I have not come across this in any other research i have done. Maybe he worked on a farm???? has anyone come across this in their searching.

gibbo
 
Hi gibbo

A sepherd was someone who tends to, feeds or guards sheep in a flock. I would think that is whay your man did.

Occasionally a shepherd is someone who provides religious guidance such as a pastor.

Ben
 
I had some information given to me that states a fellow in the mid 1800's may have been a shepherd. He lived in the Yorkshire area. I have not come across this in any other research i have done. Maybe he worked on a farm???? has anyone come across this in their searching.

gibbo

Hi Gibbo,
I have come across quite a few shepherds (sheep herders) in my searches. A good few areas of the UK lended themselves to sheep, as wool was a major commoddity and sometimes land crops would be taken over for sheep/wool production as more profit became the motive.
I think a lot of land clearances took place(chucking people out of their homes), for the sake of wool production.

Oz eventually took the lead in the wool trade, and still holds the lead with China in second place, but quite a way behind.

Steve.:)
 
Hi Gibbo,
I have come across quite a few shepherds (sheep herders) in my searches. A good few areas of the UK lended themselves to sheep, as wool was a major commoddity and sometimes land crops would be taken over for sheep/wool production as more profit became the motive.
I think a lot of land clearances took place(chucking people out of their homes), for the sake of wool production.

Oz eventually took the lead in the wool trade, and still holds the lead with China in second place, but quite a way behind.

Steve.:)

Hey Steve, i thought i would ask about it as i thought the mid 1800's was a bit late for shepherds. When she said shepherd my first thought was like jesus, away in a manger and xmas.:2fun: I was really out of touch with that one wasnt i?

gibbo
 
Hey Steve, i thought i would ask about it as i thought the mid 1800's was a bit late for shepherds. When she said shepherd my first thought was like jesus, away in a manger and xmas.:2fun: I was really out of touch with that one wasnt i?

gibbo

Hi Gibbo,
My wifes grandfather was a shepherd up until the 1990's, and that was his job. I think he stopped when he was about 80yrs old. But he still kept his hand in apparently.

Steve.:)
 
Hi Gibbo,
My wifes grandfather was a shepherd up until the 1990's, and that was his job. I think he stopped when he was about 80yrs old. But he still kept his hand in apparently.

Steve.:)

Well there you go i just learnt something new. I alway thought they were a thing of the past, so to speak. Like hundreds of years ago. See a person never stops learning. thanks steve

gibbo
 
Well there you go i just learnt something new. I alway thought they were a thing of the past, so to speak. Like hundreds of years ago. See a person never stops learning. thanks steve

gibbo

You and me both Gibbo.:) The difference is now, they do it on quad bikes and jeeps. Which reminds me of a little story.

The wifes Grandad lived about 25 miles north of Aberdeen in Scotland.

On one of our visits, we took his sheep dog Tess, out for a walk with our springer spaniel Heidi.
We were walking down a small lane, which circled a few smallholdings. And we were confronted by four sheep escapees, followed by George the farmer on his quad bike.
So the wife and I stood with arms outstretched to stop the sheep. The sheep slowed down, and sized us up.
Our dog Heidi was an old girl, and not very mobile. Whereas Tess was up for it, so to speak.
So there we were, arms outstretched, Heidi wandering about wondering whats going on, and Tess the sheepdog was waiting to do what she does, waiting behind us.
The sheep by now had stopped, and it was a standoff. So we moved forward very slowly, so not to spook the sheep.
And then it happened, one of the sheep made a lunge to get passed my right hand side, and Tess launched herself at the sheep from behind me, and he sheep literally jumped and turned in mid air and landed on top of poor old Heidi, and flattened her.
All the sheep then ran back up the road towards George the farmer, who had by now dismounted his quad bike, and guided the rogue sheep into the field.
Heidi, in the meantime, got up, shook herself, and carried on plodding along on her walk.
You had to be there.:biggrin: :biggrin:

Steve.:)
 
You and me both Gibbo.:) The difference is now, they do it on quad bikes and jeeps. Which reminds me of a little story.

The wifes Grandad lived about 25 miles north of Aberdeen in Scotland.

On one of our visits, we took his sheep dog Tess, out for a walk with our springer spaniel Heidi.
We were walking down a small lane, which circled a few smallholdings. And we were confronted by four sheep escapees, followed by George the farmer on his quad bike.
So the wife and I stood with arms outstretched to stop the sheep. The sheep slowed down, and sized us up.
Our dog Heidi was an old girl, and not very mobile. Whereas Tess was up for it, so to speak.
So there we were, arms outstretched, Heidi wandering about wondering whats going on, and Tess the sheepdog was waiting to do what she does, waiting behind us.
The sheep by now had stopped, and it was a standoff. So we moved forward very slowly, so not to spook the sheep.
And then it happened, one of the sheep made a lunge to get passed my right hand side, and Tess launched herself at the sheep from behind me, and he sheep literally jumped and turned in mid air and landed on top of poor old Heidi, and flattened her.
All the sheep then ran back up the road towards George the farmer, who had by now dismounted his quad bike, and guided the rogue sheep into the field.
Heidi, in the meantime, got up, shook herself, and carried on plodding along on her walk.
You had to be there.:biggrin: :biggrin:

Steve.:)

:2fun: :2fun: those sheep sometimes do gym type movements, poor dog tho!
I remember some of the carry ons in the shearing shed when i was a kid. Those sheep can do some strange twists and turns. After they have been sheared they dont look so smug:2fun:

gibbo
 
All this talk of sheep I'm looking out the window at a padock full of ewe's
that will start lambing any time now. Spring in the New England a great time
of year.

Glen
 
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