The word “bellwether” comes from sheep farming. It’s what ranchers would call a castrated male sheep, a wether, who led the flock with a bell around his neck. Here, Sawtooth Ranch co-operator, Devin Peterson, holds newborn ram, Brutus. Listen to the audio story to hear more about sheep herding in Clallam County, and what is has to do with politics. (Credit: Tela Moss / NWPB)

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