As part of last Saturday's sheep shearing program, Howell Farm was visited by a pack of champion sheep-herding border collies, including the #5 ranked dog in the United States. The dogs' trainer explained how competitive sheep herding came about: Because farmers have always had so little time for outside hobbies, when they get together socially they compete at the things they already do for work. Thus plowing matches, tractor pulls, hay bale throwing and sheep herding competitions were born.
The Furrow is the online newsletter of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. We will be updating this site about once a week with crop reports and other insights into life on a horse-drawn living history farm.
|THE FURROW: The online newsletter of Howell Living History Farm