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In a sheep's eye Art Print

My sheep know My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I will give them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither any man pluck them out of My hand. John

Miss Potter's beloved Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers between the 10th and 11th centuries during the Viking invasions. The husbandry of Herdwick sheep has been a large factor in shaping the culture and terrain of the Lake District in NW England. Beatrix Potter was involved with breeding Herdwicks, acting as president of the breed association for a time. She bequeathed fifteen farms to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick…