Adieu to the sheep

Greyface Dartmoor sheep at Parke, Devon

The orchard is usually grazed by three rare breeds - the Greyface Dartmoor, Devon and Cornwall Longwools and the White Faced Dartmoor

Traditionally sheep farmers who had these old breeds moved their sheep to the South Hams for the winter.

The flock has now grazed all the grass available in the orchard and rather than supplementary feeding them Lewis, the sheep farmer, has followed tradition. He collected his sheep this week to take them to open fields for the winter - see how easy Lewis makes it look.

The sheep will be back at Parke in late spring/early summer next year, once there is enough grass in the orchard for them to graze.