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We were in Northern Cyprus recently. Every day a river of goats flowed past the back door to our bungalow. You could hear them coming long before they arrived because of the bongling of their bells.

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Isn’t ‘bongling’ a wonderful word? I first came across it in the book called ‘Driving over lemons’ by Chris Stewart (formerly a drummer with Genesis). It conjures up perfectly, for me, the sound of the bells.

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Jacobs sheep lambs, UK

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mosaic at Wheddons Cross, north Devon, UK

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this fountain, in the centre of Luxembourg city, of a shepherd, complete with musical instrument, wine barrel and his flock, commemorates the institution of the Schueberfouer on 20th October 1340 by John the Blind, King of Bohemia and Count of Luxembourg. A fair has been held at the same time every year since then.

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Comments on: "photo a week challenge: livestock" (2)

  1. Bongling is a great word to describe the sound of bells, especially the type of bell around a goat or sheep’s neck. Thanks for joining the challenge!

  2. It is a great word and I love the wood carving!

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