As my husband and I was out driving in the Flagstaff area we came upon a flat field full of sheep. Many lambs were in the flock and some were still feeding from the ewe. There were two tanks with some water. Obviously water was being hauled in which must be expensive. As we looked around, the forest is very dry and the forest service has closed many of the forest to any camping, campfires, and no smoking. It is hoped that the monsoons come early and bring good rain.
It came to my attention a few years ago that the sheep industry in Arizona was disappearing. I love history, traveling to new places and research. These have been combined in researching this history. I am an independent researcher and speaker and also part of AZ Speaks with the Arizona Humanities. I hold a BA in Anthropology, a MA and Ph.D. in geography. My masters was in land use geography and the Ph.D. was more in historical geography. I love to travel and have visited all seven continents and more than 50 countries. I am a member of the Women Writing the West.
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