Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sheep 1

Sheep 1

While searching for a topic for a new series, I came across a few photos of sheep and thought it would make an interesting theme for a few days.

In years gone by there were sheep in most, if not all, Newfoundland outports. When I was a young boy visiting my mother's home town of Winterton, Trinity Bay there were sheep, goats and horses wandering around the community. I think they had fences to keep animals off their property. In those days many people had vegetable gardens in their yards and roaming animals would make short work of them.

These days I still see an occasional herd of sheep roaming the cliffs, but they certainly aren't as common as they used to be. The sheep in today's photos were taken in Conception Bay South in May, 2003. There were quite a few lambs - it seemed like each mother had at least two!

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