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Tobias Micke – German Black Pied

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Our guest contributor Tobias Micke is from Austria and works as a journalist. He worked for three summers as a herdsman in Kärntner Alm – which straddles the borders of Austia and Germany and is not too far from Italy.

His latest book is titled Mistviecher – “Three months without a fridge, microwave, washing machine and TV. Hot water for showers only after chopping wood. Twice a day you milk the cows, plus keep 74 high-spirited young cattle from emigrating to Italy, plus bring a calf into the world – and – prove to the farmers in the valley that a city person can be of use and cope with the responsible job of herdsmen.”

deep cow thoughts ©2008 Micke/Fuchs