Fifty eight-year-old Umm Mohammed has been a goat keeper for most of her life.
Talking to Khaleej Times reporter, Salah Al Deberky, about her routine, she pointed out, ‘’I usually start my day at dawn and come back home at sunset. I can’t spend the whole day sitting under a concrete roof. Staying under the shadow of trees and moving along the dusty roads and desert are better than the artificial air conditioners.”
To read the entire article, Salah Al Deb, ‘Depending on the Past to Keep Pace with the Present, Khaleej Times, 2 January 2009.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Goat posing for a photo on a road in the Sharjah Emirate.