Lancashire Life Reader photos - Sheep

PUBLISHED: 17:29 18 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:29 18 February 2015

Herdwick mother & lamb at Ullswater by Andrew Gregory

Herdwick mother & lamb at Ullswater by Andrew Gregory

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With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we’ve complied a selection of photos from both our readers and photographers alike, to showcase the sheep!

Looking at me by Norman PascoeLooking at me by Norman Pascoe

Spring by Norman PascoeSpring by Norman Pascoe

Crossing over by Norman PascoeCrossing over by Norman Pascoe

Latterbarrow Lambs by Carolyn ParkinsonLatterbarrow Lambs by Carolyn Parkinson

The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, Co. Durham. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which produces the finest of lustre fleece with a fibre diameter of 32 - 36 microns.  John CocksThe Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, Co. Durham. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which produces the finest of lustre fleece with a fibre diameter of 32 - 36 microns. John Cocks

Reflections by Norman PascoeReflections by Norman Pascoe

Three Wise Sheep by Alexander LambrianouThree Wise Sheep by Alexander Lambrianou

A near thing by Norman PascoeA near thing by Norman Pascoe

We're cold and hungry! by Michael FotiosWe're cold and hungry! by Michael Fotios

WESTMORLAND SHOW 2014 - Brian Knowles from Selside, Kendal, showing off his best in class Rough Fell Gimmer ShearlingWESTMORLAND SHOW 2014 - Brian Knowles from Selside, Kendal, showing off his best in class Rough Fell Gimmer Shearling

Curious by KAREN TICKLECurious by KAREN TICKLE

2014 Holker Garden Festival Bob Hogg's Lamb National John Cocks2014 Holker Garden Festival Bob Hogg's Lamb National John Cocks

Lambs near Castlerigg by margaret PilkingtonLambs near Castlerigg by margaret Pilkington

Flock stars

• The sheep is among the animals that Chinese people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm.

• People under the sign of the sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty, faith in a certain religion and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly.

• But Sheep year people are often worriers who are shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, weak-willed and puzzled about life.

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