English-speaking sheep in La Mancha?

The economy’s stirring, and there’s a job going for a shepherd-shearer (via) in Solana del Pino (pop. 363), on the border between Ciudad Real and Jaén provinces. But there’s a catch: unlike many Spanish-English translators in this country, he/she needs to be able to speak and write English.

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