Herdwick


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Herdwick

(ˈhɜːdwɪk)
n
(Breeds) a hardy breed of coarse-woolled sheep from NW England
[C19: from obsolete herdwick pasture, sheep farm (see herd2 (sense 1), wick2); the breed is thought to have originated on the herdwicks of Furness Abbey]
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"You notice too that there are so many more dry-stone walls criss-crossing the lower fields to make pens for the lovely Herdwick sheep - these break up the foreground and add interest to the view."
The company uses wool from traditional Lake District sheep breed, the Herdwick, and employs artisans in Yorkshire to put the mattress together.
To promote the breed, a society-run Agrisgop group last month travelled to the Lake District to meet Herdwick farmers, whose successes include Herdy UK, now an established brand with four shops.
Ewe lambs: Valais Blacknose 250gn; Herdwick 100gn; Zwartbles 95gn (x2).
We shared a perfectly pink rack of tender Herdwick lamb.
She hired shepherds for her flocks of herdwick sheep, becoming an expert breeder and helping to save them from extinction.
One of the main highlights is the braised Herdwick lamb breast, a dish packed with flavour served with peas, carrots and mint chutney.
The Herdy company, which originated in the Lake District and was inspired by the area's Herdwick sheep, designs and make gifts, homeware and accessories for sale in its shops in Keswick.
This traditional Edwardian country house has 11 bedrooms and two AA rosettes, no doubt due to friendly managers Jamie and Jane, and chef Daniel Hopkins, whose menus use many local ingredients including Herdwick lamb.
Following on from his wonderful and successful biography The Shepherd's Life, James Rebanks now brings us The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd, an enchanting new memoir.