………. you can walk through our field; just bring something to eat next time’. 🙂
I photographed these beautiful sheep yesterday whilst visiting a Nature Reserve I’d never been to before. They ran into this field and right up to us when they heard the opening and closing of gates, which took us by surprise as usually sheep run away!
They are Hebridean Sheep – a very hardy (and once endangered) breed – and are apparently often used for conservation and eco-management purposes as they eat plants other sheep breeds won’t or can’t.
I was so pleased that I saw these wonderful animals yesterday; they really have something of a ‘character’ about them. If I had land I would certainly include some of these.
More information on their history and current use as an ‘eco-tool’ can be found at hebrideansheep.org.uk