Why will we continue sheep? Alex Lindén ruminates as he watches his sheep ruminating. Naive and green, he has ditched his doctoral experiences to be able to circulation to a completely operating farm within the nation together with his family members, the place he's tasked with the accountability of taking care of a herd of sheep.
Lindén files his new existence in his diary, as he attempts to control existence at the farm, the ever-escaping sheep and the pains and tribulations that include being a shepherd - shearing, lambing and confronting the slaughterhouse.
As time passes and he progressively settles into the rhythm of shepherding, his naivete fades away and is changed with stark realisations approximately what's now his lifestyle. He unearths himself utilizing his studies of animal husbandry to contemplate our position - as participants and as a collective organism - within the universe. Is he rather the only taking care of the sheep, or are they those conserving him? Lindén reveals either companionship in his flock and a legitimate, if advanced, ethical framework for analyzing the lives we lead.
The result's a delicate and interesting meditation at the small wonders in our world.
Translated via Frank Perry.
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