Transhumance at St Remy de Provence: a sea of sheep
Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:
Robin and I drove over the Alpilles to see the Transhumance pass through the town of Saint Remy de Provence. The Transhumance is when, in the Spring, the sheep from the southern plains are led back up to the cooler mountains to graze on the fresh grass there. …Continue reading here to see Ashley’s photos of the sheep (and goats), and the market in St Remy.
Transhumance is bi-annual movement of livestock between valleys and higher alpine pastures is a definitive marker of the changing seasons. Transhumance comes from Latin roots, trans ‘across‘ and humus ‘ground‘. For more detail click here.
Via:: Curious Provence