Jennifer Bellinger, Copyright 2009
Each October our valley celebrates Trailing of the Sheep, the migration of sheep herds from the high elevations and the tradition of raising sheep. Years ago the sheepherders were Basque. Today Peruvians do most of the herding. I photographed the sheepherders, sheep, wagons and dogs as they passed by my house. It is a wonderful sight to see. The Border Collies had finished doing their work and the Great Pyrenees were protectively keeping them moving along behind the wagon and herdsmen on horseback.
This painting will be auctioned at the National Alliance for Mental Illness fundraiser here in Ketchum, Idaho. If you would like more information on how to place a bid (silent auction) please email me. Bidding will begin at $100. The auction starts November 27 and runs through Dec. 13.