|The fjallkongur, or Mountain King, is identified by the stick he carries. He is
chosen by his peers and leads the group of sheep farmers and volunteers
into the mountains for a three-day roundup, where they sleep in
a mountain hut at night. Because a roundup member is occasionally
lost overnight in the fog, their instructions, should they become
separated from the group, are to stay whre they are, with their
horses, until the Mountain King's search party locates them the
next morning, an event the aurhor witnessed during the roundup
she participated in.
|Farmers recover their own tagged sheep from the roundup before
trucking them home for the winter.
||A windblown mother props her two bundled little ones on a patient