A few days ago I showed you a picture of some sheep that were grazing near the road here in the San Juan Mountains.It is always exciting for us to see nearly a thousand animals roaming and grazing free of fences. We discovered that majority of the Shepard's around these parts are from Chili. I have since read up on their lonely plight and harsh working conditions.(on the Internet). Several articles say that they live for months in small trailers called campitos; most without electricity, heat or even bathroom facilities. They work for mere wages, some for only ninety cents an hour.They have no way to seek medical care and no phone to call for help. Most don't even know where they are. There are groups that are trying to better the plight of these forgotten labors, who entered our country legally through the temporary agricultural worker program. I am not saying the Shepard that is watching over this particular flock is in these pitiful circumstances, but next time I may take a closer look at his living conditions.