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The wool farmers in the Kashmir Great Lakes Trail

August 21, 2016

The sun was blazing through the spectacular meadows of the Kashmir valley.The green expanse of the flowery meadows were glittering in the unhindered sun.The hike for the day was over  and i was looking forward to an interview with a Kashmir shepherd in the mountains who were camping near the Satsar lakes.

After having my lunch under the open sky i walked towards the shepherds hut.The sheeps were still grazing on the slopes.The afternoon wind had already started blowing by then and the the sun was closing in.After an half an hour of hike i reached the hut to find nobody inside.As i looked around i could see a group of men sitting  far away from the hut with sheeps around and some people were shearing wool from the sheeps.I walked up to them and greeted the Salaam Aalikum.An elderly man greeted me Aalikum Salaam with a smile and then the conversation started.

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