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« Reply #540 on: January 21, 2017, 11:36:56 AM »
Golly, someone has been misinformed ! Sometime there are dozens in the graveyard. :o
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« Reply #541 on: January 21, 2017, 11:46:12 AM »
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Golly, someone has been misinformed ! Sometime there are dozens in the graveyard. :o

Here is the article Nem. I just took it at face value, maybe its a new flock?
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« Reply #542 on: January 21, 2017, 12:59:54 PM »
The sheep have been introduced by the National Trust in order to protect the unique plants and butterflies that live on the Orme.  Without the sheep the grass and "weeds" will grow too much and stifle the important plants and reduce the food for the butterflies.  The sheep are being allowed to roam the Orme, not just inside the walled farm area, to carry out the important conservation work.  The sheep will be watched over by a shepherd.

In the same way Bodnant had sheep on the old meadow before Christmas - they were there to graze, keep down the grass and unwanted plants, and fertilize the area in order to allow the wild meadow plants to flourish.  Daffodils will cover the meadow in a couple of months followed by all sorts of wild flowers.

May seem a mad idea but I'm reliably informed that it does work!

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« Reply #543 on: January 21, 2017, 02:18:14 PM »
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Golly, someone has been misinformed ! Sometime there are dozens in the graveyard. :o

Here is the article Nem. I just took it at face value, maybe its a new flock?
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Yes Steve H I had had the article sent by a friend who is on the 'Goat Watch' team, if you remember, when the cattle grid above Happy Valley was re-designed the place was invaded by sheep and goats alike. As yet I have never seen sheep down in town, but plenty of goats. !
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« Reply #544 on: January 21, 2017, 02:27:28 PM »
In days of yore the sheep became remarkably tame, coming to eat out of the hands of visitors.  Not sure that was good for the sheep, but the visitors seemed to enjoy it. 
“Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.”   ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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« Reply #545 on: January 21, 2017, 02:46:34 PM »
Now you mention it, I remember last summer there were about 30 sheep walking and grazing along Glodaeth Ave.......they didnt stop the traffic, ......the tourists did, taking photos and selfies.

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« Reply #546 on: January 21, 2017, 04:25:50 PM »
Just been on the News Index---Wales. !!
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« Reply #547 on: January 22, 2017, 04:27:52 PM »
First baby goats of 2017 spotted on Pen Dinas this afternoon.

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« Reply #548 on: January 22, 2017, 04:32:17 PM »
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First baby goats of 2017 spotted on Pen Dinas this afternoon.

Lovely thought....let us hope that Spring is on the way.

Lambs in the field at Bodafon this morning.
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« Reply #549 on: January 22, 2017, 05:00:49 PM »
It appears to be two kids with one nanny which I can't remember seeing before. They are just so white in comparison to the mother.

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« Reply #550 on: January 23, 2017, 12:57:47 PM »
Blessed this morning to be able see (through binoculars)  another goat giving birth in the trees on the top of the hillside.

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« Reply #551 on: January 23, 2017, 04:33:08 PM »
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First baby goats of 2017 spotted on Pen Dinas this afternoon.

Lovely thought....let us hope that Spring is on the way.

Lambs in the field at Bodafon this morning.
Went down to Bodafon this morning. Beautiful watching the new born lambs.

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« Reply #552 on: January 23, 2017, 06:36:59 PM »
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Sheep will return to the Great Orme.
The 360-strong flock will graze on the grassland to encourage the survival of rare plants and animals.
Sheep have not been seen on the headland since the foot and mouth crisis more than a decade ago. Ref BBC

About 2 years ago, when sheep were escaping onto the lower reaches of the Orme, there was a significant problem with sheep poop on every pavement, roads and they encroach into gardens whenever they like.
I heard complaints about all this from visitors and residents alike.
It seems that we can multiply that by 10 from now on!
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« Reply #553 on: January 24, 2017, 09:22:08 AM »
I remember that flocks of sheep used to end up in Happy Valley, happily munching all of the plants!

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« Reply #554 on: January 24, 2017, 12:13:46 PM »
You want to try living in a crofting area.
Sheep, Highland cows, Deer, Geese, you name it we have it here on the Common Grazing.
The B&B owners love it when the visitors arrive back from the pub, at night in the dark, having walked though what the animals have deposited on the pavements, right up the hall and stairs carpets.