MIGRATION OF SHEEP AND CAMELS

MIGRATION OF SHEEP AND CAMELS

I summer , caravan of camels and flocks of sheep can be seen moving along the road in Rajashan , while we were there , towards greener pastures. In the night , they pitch their tents and have simple food , consisting of chapathy and onion . They carry water in the bag made of camels’ stomach.

Old women and children sit on the back of the animal, in an open cage . They are employed by the owner of the rich man , living I the city . In olden days , the wealth was measured in terms of the camels , which are the vehicle of farmers, for carrying food grains etc. The carts are also drawn by camels. Camel’s milk is used as cows are not available . It must be taken immediately after it is drawn , otherwise , worm will be seen in the milk. I have not seen or understood these things.

Sheep get sheared every year at the end off winter and the hair is used for making threads which can be sold in the market .Warm cloths like sweater are knitted by ladies. My wife too made sweaters , though not as fast as Rajasthani women, who go on talking and knitting .

Sarwan Singh’s wife used to gift me one sweater each year!

In summer the caravan goes to Mewad and in winter they come back. The road will be filled with these camels and sheep during transit period.

I summer , caravan of camels and flocks of sheep can be seen moving along the road in Rajashan , while we were there , towards greener pastures. In the night , they pitch their tents and have simple food , consisting of chapathy and onion . They carry water in the bag made of camels’ stomach.

Old women and children sit on the back of the animal, in an open cage . They are employed by the owner of the rich man , living I the city . In olden days , the wealth was measured in terms of the camels , which are the vehicle of farmers, for carrying food grains etc. The carts are also drawn by camels. Camel’s milk is used as cows are not available . It must be taken immediately after it is drawn , otherwise , worm will be seen in the milk. I have not seen or understood these things.

Sheep get sheared every year at the end off winter and the hair is used for making threads which can be sold in the market .Warm cloths like sweater are knitted by ladies. My wife too made sweaters , though not as fast as Rajasthani women, who go on talking and knitting .

Sarwan Singh’s wife used to gift me one sweater each year!

In summer the caravan goes to Mewad and in winter they come back. The road will be filled with these camels and sheep during transit period.

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