Baa Ram Ewe – 1924

Babe had the right idea; he was just in the wrong country and wrong era, according to this July 4, 1924 article from the St. Joseph News Press of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Pigs That Guard Sheep
Aid to the Men in Villages in Apennines
Who Act as Shepherds to the
Community

Newspaper Item 1924
Newspaper Item 1924

“London Answers: One seldom says anything kind about pigs. Yet they are highly esteemed in other parts of the world.
In the Apennines they are used to guard sheep. One man in each village acts as shepherd to the community, and is allowed a sheep pig to assist him when the animals are out at pasture. The man’s task is an easy one – he may amuse himself by playing the flute, or he may even sleep for a few hours while the pig faithfully guards the flock. In the evening the same trustworthy guardian sedulously singles out the sheep belonging to this house or that and never makes a mistake…”

Reference:

Babe
Babe

Babe (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, which tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Map
Map

Apennine Mountains
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St. Joseph, Missouri
St. Joseph News-Press
Friday, July 4, 1924

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

6 comments

  1. Welcome back, Jose! I’ve been looking for you! I love this article. Babe happens to be my favorite movie. I read the book, but in this case, the movie goes far beyond the book. And who can forget the singing mice or get baa ram ewe out of their minds once it’s planted in there?
    I went to the Google newspapers as you have “shown” me and I couldn’t find any Kalamazoo, Michigan newspaper in there. Am I right about that, do you know?

    1. I got this from the link about the film. …After seven years of development,[2] Babe was filmed in Robertson, New South Wales, Australia.[3] … If you click on the word “Babe” in the paragraph under the picture you will get the web page about the film.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Take Care.
      Jose

  2. You post very interesting articles here. Your page deserves much bigger audience.

    It can go viral if you give it initial boost, i know very useful tool that can help you, simply search in google: svetsern traffic tips

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