Shepherding in Transylvania

Travelling by horse and cart, we went to visit a shepherd camp in the hills behind Miklosvar.  The shepherds spend 5 months of the year living in the mountains with their flock of about 300 sheep.  They milk the sheep by hand three times a day and make cheese from the milk.  Shepherd dogs guard the camp from bears and wolves.  There are over 8000 bears in Transylvania — more than in all the rest of Europe combined!

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