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Friday, 22 June 2018

Vitsa, Zagori: The Country Life

After days of torrential rainstorms, thunder and lightning, a sunny day. Attracted by the symphony of cows' bells of a herd of seventy cattle (including one bull) belonging to Spyros Loutsaris, who also keeps some goats and sheep, I went to listen, and chatted to Spyros, who was making sure they didn't wander up the cobbled path into the village. Lakis Papadimitriou then joined us for a few minutes; he's a saintly, hard-working farmer who keeps chickens and sheep. We try to buy fresh eggs from him, whenever we can. That's the life (when it's not pouring with rain).

Lakis (left) and Spiros (right)

Where the free-range cows can't come: 

The back of the bull (yesterday), wandering freely down the road.
Not in a hurry to move aside!

Two years ago:

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