|Rough Fell with the Cumbrian fells in the background in the low November sun|
The regulations for ear tags seems to change all the time and as I no longer work with my farming colleague who ran a herd and had a wealth of amusing incidents I'm not sure of the significance. I believe that sheep born after 1 January 2010 have a yellow electronic tag in one ear and either a matching tag on the other or a tattoo.
And just as a change from Rough Fell sheep here is Cheviot; my that coat does look cosy. This is a wool that is sometimes used by hand spinners. These white faced sheep have been run in the borders for hundreds of years. They can be found up to 3,000 ft above sea level however this one is actually at sea level in the Duddon estuary.The last three photos were all taken in November last year and unlike the previous year the winter turned out to be mild but the waterproof nature of sheep wool might have come into its own.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at S here