Clicking through all pictures on my camera I hit upon these.
I took them in December walking some lovely hills near my house. Now growing a nice patch of grass is not an easy thing to do in Umbria so I was amazed when I hit the top of the hill. Everywhere I looked I saw luscious green grass, very well maintained and cut.
As soon as a big white dog started barking I knew the secret: Sheep.
Their droppings feed the grass and the grass feeds the sheep. The dog by the way is a Maremmano which are used for herding sheep. It is a great sight to see them move the sheep around the hill with some swift moves and loud barks often without a herder.