The animals follow their owner without the need of a sheepdog to keep them under control, and they spend the day moving from one patch of grazing to another. Favourite grazing is the fresh sweet grass at the edge of the lake as the waters recede during the hot season. Some of the roads in the area can become a little overgrown during the year but the sheep and goats act as natural pruners when the lake is full and they can’t get down to the shore!
Children often help their parents with the animals at weekends and during the school holidays. It is not so long ago that children like this would not have been able to afford to go to school, but now that education is free there is a chance for all to make a better life for themselves. You can see from his expression however, that it is still fun to be out in the countryside with the animals!