Seyður í søgu og veðri
They had to be able to observe and predict the weather.
They had to be able to read every sign in the sky and on the straights.
At times, things could get rough. The skill and ability to adjust to nature was their only hope – along with God.
At times, the sky and sea would come together in a violent storm and wipe out much of the livestock.
The sheep sensed it, before the weather changed. Man knew, that the sheep knew. And thus, they had a special form of communication between them. Not to mention respect, for in this, there was wisdom, not just for anyone to understand. That, man knew.
He divided the sheep into flocks, each with their own distinct conditions and characteristics. Those used to high altitudes did not do well in lowlands. They defied the hills rather than descend to the fields, yet despite not seeing the sea, they knew when the low tides would be exposing the seaweed.
The relationship between man and sheep has always been special.
Helgi outlines the way in which the weather has behaved and gnawed away at the herds over the centuries.
Likewise, in his swift, characteristic way, he lays out some of the firm considerations the experts made themselves regarding their sheep.
Subsequently, he demonstrates, with extensive records and statistics, the precise congruity between what the shepherds have known for ages, and what computers and cameras so clearly reveal to us today.
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