Tuesday, 14 October 2014
The Sheep Arrive.
The over-Wintering sheep have arrived today all ready to eat the grass off all our fields as the Winter months progress. They have come considerably later than usual because there has been plenty of grass for them in their Summer home on the tops. Their Summer home is on the Buttertubs (anyone who watched the British stage of the Tour de France when it came through Yorkshire will know that the riders came over the Buttertubs). Many of the sheep are grown lambs that were here earlier in the year - they will all stay here throughout the Winter (if it snows and the grass disappears then the farmer will feed them every day. They are a very hardy breed - Swaledales.) It's nice to have them back.