Herdwicks

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  • However, the arrival of the Herdwicks would make a difference, and he did not altogether give up hope. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • The Herdwicks knew the advantage was theirs on ground like this. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • Unheafed sheep might also cause overgrazing by wandering if they replaced the original Herdwicks.
  • Most Herdwicks spend winter on the fells, from approximately December to April.
  • "Kit's coming down the beck; he's brought the Herdwicks!" she cried. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • The Herdwicks were coming down and presently broke out from the snow in a compact, struggling flock. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • It was obvious that they did not mean to go down the ghyll, and Herdwicks born among the crags can climb where no dog can follow. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • This ability to thrive unassisted is part of the reason fell farmers so highly value Herdwicks over much higher-producing lowland breeds.
  • The subsequent influx of tourists to the District has at times conflicted with traditional life, including the raising of Herdwicks.
  • She had lain awake for the most part of the night, thinking about him and the strayed Herdwicks while she listened to the gale. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • He had not known Askew was a competitor and frowned as he saw Grace go up to him when a flock of Herdwicks entered the field. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • The Herdwicks knew the weather and were heading for the sheltered dales. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • In the latter half of her life, the children's author Beatrix Potter was involved with keeping and breeding Herdwicks, even acting as president of the breed association for a time.
  • They were Herdwicks, a small, hardy breed that best withstands the rain and snow that sweep the high fells in the lambing season. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • He smiled as he reflected that he was like the Herdwicks that never forgot their native heaf; but while he longed for the red moors and straight-cut valleys he felt a stronger call. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • Now and then somebody shouted and dogs barked as a flock of Herdwicks was driven to the pens. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • Hayes was hard, and the Herdwicks must arrive in time to be tallied with the rest of Railton's flock. Cited from The Buccaneer Farmer, by Harold Bindloss
  • Herdwicks are a dual-purpose breed, producing strongly flavoured lamb and mutton and a coarse, grey wool.
  • For shows and auctions, Herdwicks traditionally have their wool ruddied up (the local term for raddled) with dye.
  • The Herdwicks' home is the hills of Cumberland and Westmoreland, where they are hardy enough to fatten on the poor, thin pasture. Cited from A Short History of English Agriculture, by W. H. R. Curtler
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