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Wooster confesses that he didn't think much about the details of living with sheep until he found himself the owner of his own flock. He has produced a friendly book about the pleasures of keeping sheep, written so that people who grew up like he did--in the suburbs, without the benefit of 4-H or other agricultural experience--can enjoy ovine company. Wooster handles all of the basics of shepherding in informal, chatty prose that is well seeded with illustrative anecdotes. One of the best aspects of Wooster's book is his approach to his sheep, as summarized by his big-picture advice: get to know your sheep, have your sheep get to know you, and aim for a stress-free life--all important points for dealing with essentially timid animals. Beautifully illustrated with color photos taken by Hansen, this is the single best book on keeping sheep for the majority of libraries. Nancy Bent
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