For several years we had a flock comprising of 1 Herdwick sheep (white/grey one shown on the top left of the banner on every page, and in the bottom left of this page - we christened her Roberta), and also 18 Hebridean sheep - the black ones. Some had a magnificent set of two curly horns, like the one shown in the top right of the banner on every page and again below right, but some had four horns and several had some mis-shapen or missing horns, like those below.
Unfortunately, all these sheep were rather old when we acquired them, and after nearly seven years with us, the inevitable losses started to occur. Eight of our Hebridean and "everyone's favourite" - Roberta, died, so our flock diminished, and we eventually took the decision to remove the remaining ones from the site at the end of Feb 2013. Sad, but we try not to get too sentimental.
They did a fantastic job of keeping the invasive scrub at bay - by eating it!
They were checked every single day, by one of an intepid band of volunteer sheep checkers, to ensure they remained in good health.
Everyone loved our sheep, and the most common sound I heard as folks saw them was - "Aaaahhhhh"!