Donkey Sherpa, Lombardy, Italy

Donkey Sherpa, Lombardy, Italy

I just love this photo – something very simply heartwarming about it …
The description read : “In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.” Courtesy of avantgarden.org facebook page. Photo: Elspeth Kinneir