Prlov, a village near Vsetin, hosts a fantastic little sheep party every summer (this year it was the last Saturday in June) complete with sheep-dog demos, cute goats you can pet, sheep cheese tasting, wool spinning competitions, sheep shearing demos, traditional music, goulash--the whole works. I loved it.
Here are some photos:
|Shepherd with his sheep dogs, sheep, and goats. |
The demo was awesome. Those sheep dogs are so clever!
|This darling baby goat was popular with all--and well guarded by the sheep dogs|
|Traditional Wallachian musicians|
|Traditional wood carving|
|If you've ever wanted to try milking a (fake) cow, here's your chance. |
I did it, however, and I think it was easier than the real thing.
|Wool-spinning contest. They make it look easy, but the amateurs who tried kept breaking the string. |
Like any great skill or art, it's not as easy as it looks.