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In pictures: California's Basque shepherds

New faces

These days, traditional Basque shepherds mostly own the herds, while the workers come from Chile or Peru.

Today, Phil employs three immigrant herders from Peru.

"Since 9/11, it has been difficult for workers to come to the US, so when I get a hard worker, I want to do everything possible for the relationship to work for a long time," he says.

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