Today, it's sheep camps from Wyoming from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. Great photos and some good information about Western history. Note the important things; wood stove, wash pan hanging on the door, the big tub sitting outside, and a fiddle for company. I could spend a good chunk of my life like this! Another … Continue reading Wyoming Sheepherders
It was a lonely life on the range. “Even if a herder does not particularly care for reading, he will be driven to it in self-defense." I wanted to re-share a good story about sheepherding life. Gilfillan was a shepherd for 20 years and went on to become a well-known humorist, author, and speaker. "Archie … Continue reading A Story of an Old Time Sheepherder
(from the Paleotool vault) Here's a great story I read years ago about being raised in a family of six in a sheep camp measuring about 7 x 8'! (I think that's the floor space). I recently relocated the article in Mother Earth News. Here's an excerpt: "The canvas-covered sheep wagon was roughly about seven … Continue reading Growing Up on the Range…
(from the Paleotool vault) Sheep camps from Wyoming from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. Great photos and some good information concerning everything "western." A self-contained base camp in a sheep wagon provides a cozy home on the prairie. A beautiful culmination of cultures a innovations created this iconic American living arrangement. We can learn a … Continue reading Wyoming Sheepherders Again
Here are a few classic Sheep Camps from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. There are some great photos and some good information on their web page. I personally took a lot of inspiration from these resourceful and low-cost housing solutions. There's a lot of other information and photos of western history here too. Have a … Continue reading Sheepherders’ Camps
"Victor Croley grew up with a sheepherder father, his family of six lived happily in a wagon like this, entertained by the outdoors and a fiddle." Victor Croley describes growing up in a nomadic family of six with a sheepherder wagon for home and how years down the road he felt the urge to build … Continue reading A Story of Growing Up in a Sheep Wagon
Pulled by oxen: It certainly leaves me wanting to know more... any info, anyone?
Kent Griswold posted another fine link to sheepherder wagons. The community provides the few essentials not found in the wagon itself; shower, full kitchen, internet, etc. Watch the video here. Or see it on AOL's website.
Spotted a couple years ago in southern Arizona... Pretty basic but gets the job done.
Derek Diedricksen at Relaxshacks.com is always good for some inspirational offbeat home ideas. Here's a shot of the interior of a sheep wagon with a promise of more to come. Click the photo for the original post.
Mike is finishing up his remarkable vardo in the great white north. He included a mollycroft in the roof which not only looks cool but should add a lot of light and headroom. The front storage is accessible from the outside like a sheepherder and it will have an enormous bay window in the front. … Continue reading Mike’s Gypsy Wagon
Here's a link to a short article about the Basques in Oregon from the Oregon Encyclopedia. I'm just in it for the wagon photos of course.
A great story I read years ago about being raised in a family of six in a sheep camp measuring about 7 x 8'! (I think that's the floor space). I recently relocated the article in Mother Earth News. Here's an excerpt: "The canvas-covered sheep wagon was roughly about seven feet wide by eight feet … Continue reading Growing Up on the Range