Meet rena and roo, a super dog-and-burro guardian team at work on a sheep ranch in Wyoming. The animals have a close connection with the sheep they protect, but it takes time and effort for Rena and Roo to grow to trust one another.
Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard SheepBoyds Mills Press #ad - The breeds were imported from Europe, where they have been guarding livestock for thousands of years. As puppies, they are placed in fleece and learn to identify with the smell of sheep. Like other livestock in the Rocky Mountains, sheep need protection from predators, such as coyotes and wolves. But they are not the typical herding dogs, and they are not native to the region.
It isn't long before they meet their first sheep and mingle with the flock. With little training, the dogs instinctively know that their job is to keep a lookout for danger and now and then do some babysitting. Cat urbigkit's engaging photo-essay shows how guardian dogs form a bond with the sheep that lasts throughout the dogs' life.
Brave Dogs, Gentle Dogs: How They Guard Sheep #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Guardian dogs help ranchers protect their flocks.
Brave and Loyal: An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian DogsSkyhorse #ad - Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world!Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control now in use on western ranches: livestock protection dogs also called livestock guardian dogs.
Brave and loyal includes details on raising successful guardians, an assessment of numbers for various predator challenges, predator ploys, a discussion of breeds and historic use, problems and benefits associated with guardian dogs, their behaviors, the adoption and spread of programs to place guardians on American farms and ranches, and matching the dog to the predator challenge.
Brave and Loyal: An Illustrated Celebration of Livestock Guardian Dogs #ad - Using historic accounts, and her own experience on western rangelands, published research, personal interviews on four continents, she provides the reader an intimate look into the everyday lives of working livestock protection dogs. Urbigkit’s work provides the best information on working livestock guardian dogs around the globe, accompanied by more than one hundred beautiful color photos.
Guardian dogs were imported to the United States, and their use has allowed the expansion of predator populations into areas where the animals were previously subject to lethal control. Although these dogs have been used around the world for thousands of years in primitive systems of livestock production, it’s only in the past four decades that they have been put to work in America in a systematic manner.
The use of guardian dogs is typical wherever livestock may encounter predatorsfrom fox and coyotes, to wolves and grizzly bears. In brave and loyal, cat urbigkit tracks her journeys from a Wyoming sheep ranch to learn about working livestock protection dogs around the globe.
Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural WorldCountryman Press #ad - Cat urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Cat urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators.
More than a tale of herding sheep, shepherds of Coyote Rocks is an action-packed true story that reveals the broad spectrum of the human relationship with nature, from harmony to rugged adventure. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary! that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd.
Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds and the Natural World #ad - Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary! that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Used book in Good Condition. The intimate ways in which abstract public policy plays out on the open range is eye-opening. Urbigkit offers interesting reflections on the role of pastoralists around the globe and on the controversial issue in the Western US of private livestock herds being run on public lands.
Seed, Soil, Sun: Earth's Recipe for FoodBoyds Mills Press #ad - Soil. Used book in Good Condition. Noted author cris peterson brings both wonder and clarity to the subject of agriculture, harvest, celebrating the cycle of growth, and renewal in this American Farm Bureau Foundation's Agriculture Book of the Year. With these simple ingredients, nature creates our food. Sun.
When Man Becomes Prey: Fatal Encounters with North America's Most Feared PredatorsLyons Press #ad -
Right This Very Minute: A table-to-farm book about food and farmingFeeding Minds Press #ad - You have the stories of so many right here on your table! Award winners Lisl H. Detlefsen and renee kurilla's delicious celebration of food and farming is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from - right this very minute! Used book in Good Condition. What's that you say? you're hungry? Right this very minute? Then you need a farmer.
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?: The Story of Food Exploring the EverydayCandlewick #ad - But how did that delicious food get there? from planting wheat to mixing dough, here is a clear, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu.
Back matter includes an index. Candlewick Press MA. Equally informative and appetite-whetting. The horn bookone of the best parts of a young child’s day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. Used book in Good Condition.
Cattle Kids: A Year on the Western RangeBoyds Mills Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In this lively photo essay, young readers will meet girls and boys who live a unique way of life on their families' cattle ranches. With a colorful and informative text, illustrated with action-packed photographs, Cat Urbigkit's book follows cattle kids through a year of ranching on the western range.
Cowgirls and cowboys take part in many aspects of livestock operations, from calving and branding to haying and rounding up the herd. Cowboys aren't necessarily boys, and they aren't necessarily grown-ups, either. Candlewick Press MA.
Return of the Grizzly: Sharing the Range with Yellowstone's Top PredatorSkyhorse #ad - No longer limited to remote wilderness areas, residential subdivisions, on farms and ranches, school playgrounds, grizzlies now roam throughout the region—in state parks, and in towns and cities throughout the region. The yellowstone grizzly population has grown from an estimated 136 bears when first granted federal protection as a threatened species to as many as 1, 000 grizzlies in a tri-state region today.
Return of the grizzly tells the story of the successful effort to recover this large carnivore, and for the first time, the policy changes and disputes between bear managers and bear advocates, provides insight to what recovery means for the people who now live with grizzlies across a broad landscape.
Return of the Grizzly: Sharing the Range with Yellowstone's Top Predator #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Candlewick Press MA. Human–bear interactions, avoiding attacks, effects on agriculture, grizzly attacks and deaths, the consequences of bear habituation, wildlife protesters, and more are all covered. From cowboys on horseback chased by a charging grizzly, to the numerous self-defense killing of grizzlies that occur each year, and grizzlies claiming game animals downed by human hunters, the manuscript examines increases in conflicts and human fatalities caused by grizzlies in this ecosystem inhabited by humans who live there year-round.
The Shepherd's TrailBoyds Mills Press #ad - You can still see the shepherds "trailing, " moving their flocks to the mountains in the summer and bringing them down to the desert for the winter. Used book in Good Condition. A wagon sits in the sagebrush-covered desert, while herders on horseback move sheep to high summer range. Used book in Good Condition.
. A fascinating look at a unique way of life. Shepherds still live in wagons, tending their flocks in Wyoming and other places in the American West just as they have done for more than a hundred years. Candlewick Press MA. It looks like a scene from the Old West, but it's actually a sight you can see today. From breeding season to lambing season, Cat Urbigkit presents a lively, and shearing in between, informative text and stunning photographs that show how sheep are raised over the course of a year.