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Sheep Saturday

As I'm presently in the Lake District, it makes sense to post an image of one of my lovely Herdwick friends and her little lamb. A shot from May 2014. 

Sheep Saturday

As I'm presently in the Lake District, it makes sense to post an image of one of my lovely Herdwick friends and her little lamb. A shot from May 2014. 

comments (12)

So much texture, and a great smile...
Alan: They are wonderful animals; very characterful.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Nov 2018, 01:00
I love the closer view, Alan...did she try to eat your lens hood?
Alan: Looks like I had my longest lens on the camera. I would not be able to get this close to her.
Ils sont adorables blottis ainsi.
Alan: Mum acts as a good windbreak for little lambie.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Nov 2018, 06:07
How could you resist taking them home, Alan, especially that lamb
Alan: If only I had a pasture where I could get a few pet sheep...
  • Chris
  • No Nowhere
  • 3 Nov 2018, 06:36
I have no doubt it'll be pouring with rain for you over those mist covered mountains and lakes all week

This is a sweet picture
Alan: Funnily enough, for once, you are right. It was a wet afternoon and now its not only wet but blowing a hoolie. It's going to be a wild night. I hope the sheep can get some shelter on the fells.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Nov 2018, 06:51
Oh, what a sweet image , Mummy looks weatherbeaten, but she will cope with the situation in the Lakes on the lonely fells. .
Alan: Presently, it is tipping down with rain and the wind is whistling through the trees; a wild night. I hope that the Mrs Sheep and all her friends can try to find some shelter from the weather. Tomorrow is not looking much better, either. Still it will be character-building fo us walkers smile Thanks, Philine.
Belle prise de vue ..craquants tous les deux..
Alan: They are very photogenic smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Nov 2018, 10:28
Do they use the wool from Herdwicks?

I wonder if the lamb joints are tasty?

Are the hooves boiled down to make glue.


What would the fells be like without sheep grazing them?

Great image Alan
Alan: Yes.. for insulation, I believe.

Yes - very tasty and succulent.

Don't know.

They would be markedly different; much wilder and overgrown. I saw the fells after the terrible Foot and Mouth crisis and they looked so sparse until flocks of sheep came back.
She'd make a great sweater.
Alan: I don't think you would want her wool; it is very course and itchy. Merino is far better. Wool from Mrs Sheep is used in building insulation and some carpets.
This is a delightful shot Alan.
Alan: Thank you. They are very photogenic. (Presently, it is tipping down with rain and the wind is whistling through the trees; a wild night. Tomorrow is not looking much better, either. sad )
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Nov 2018, 02:10
She's looking at you :-O
Chewing her cud... smile Love their faces!

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