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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mutton stew on the hoof

Mike was thinking of fry bread and mutton stew.

01 View from FS road Dixie NF UT (1024x764)

When we went to Cedar Breaks National Monument we’d planned to camp in the adjacent Dixie National Forest. There weren’t very many side roads in this forest, at least not like I’m used to in other National Forests. We pulled off onto a nice little overlook and were looking for someplace level to park…

02 Sheep herding dogs on FS road Dixie NF UT (1024x768)

…when the Brian Head Marshall pulled up and informed us that the sheep were coming through so we’d better park and turn off the noisy diesel.

Mutton stew on the hoof

We stayed in the truck for what seemed like 15 minutes watching the flock flow past then two cowboys, or sheep herders, rode out of the dust at the rear. After this show, and all the sheep poop left behind, we camped at the monument’s campground.

11 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Now I know why they say 'follow like sheep' - :) Diane

blog with no name said...

While you were taking the video I was trying not to laugh! I was thinking about "Goat Boy" On SNL! It was quite a surprise when all those sheep topped the hill...

Al said...

I've never seen a flock like that! Somehow, my verification word for this comment seems right if you just add an E in the middle - ropit!

Ruth said...

I wouldn't want to have to count all those sheep! (I did manage to stay awake for the whole video clip ;-))

Kathiesbirds said...

I have romaticized about being a sheep herder. Such sweet docile animals and a life spent outdoors. Don't know that I'd like the dust or the lack of a shower though.

Evelyn said...

They are so cute. What an adventure you are on. Must be lovely being out there camping.

Small City Scenes said...

Whew! Very dusty, I hope you had the windows rolled up. Wise choice to camp at the campground. MB

Karen said...

That fist picture is awesome! I never knew it could be so beautiful in Utah. Second, that herd was huge! Third, I would have also gone elsewhere to camp.

Martha Z said...

I'm trying to catch up on posts I've missed. We've never been to Cedar Breaks. You're shots make me realize It needs to be on my list.
Alaska was great. The restrictions in Denali, while necessary, make it hard to get good wildlife photos. A couple of wolves were kind enough to come close to the road; caribou, Dall sheep & moose were seen at a distance and the mountain came out to play for a few hours.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Fertilizer on hoof.

Janie said...

That's a lot of sheep. The sheepherders have grazing permits in the Uintas, too. We've run into them a few times while riding. Boss hears them Baaing and wants to run away. Funny that a big strong horse is scared of sheep!
I think you made a good decision sleeping in the campground that night.

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