Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers during the Viking invasions (10th-11th c.). The husbandry of the sheep has been a large factor in shaping the culture & terrain of the Lake District. Beatrix Potter was involved with breeding Herdwicks & bequeathed 15 farms to the National Trust. Per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks.

Miss Potter's beloved Herdwick sheep were probably introduced by Norse settlers between the and centuries during the Viking invasions. She bequeathed fifteen farms to the National Trust, and per her instructions all continue to graze Herdwick flocks.

British author/illustrator Beatrix Potter posing outside with her dog at age 15. Photograph by Rupert Potter. UK, 1907.

British author/illustrator Beatrix Potter at age 15 with Spot, her Springer Spaniel dog. Photograph by Rupert Potter.

Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Two Bad Mice  Something about this picture instantly brings me back to the exact moment in time in my childhood when I was first read this book. Ah, such joy.

'The Tale of Two Bad Mice', 1904 -- Beatrix Potter. "Tom Thumb set to work at once to carve the ham. The knife crumpled up and hurt him. 'It is not boiled enough; You have a try Hunca Munca.

Beatrix Potter loved drawing animals, but she also kept a veritable menagerie as pets through the years. Here, she poses with her pet mouse, Xarifa, in 1885.

A teenage Beatrix Potter with her pet mouse Xarifa, from Cotsen Children’s Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University – Source.

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” Beatrix Potter

Beatrix was born in Kensington, London to middle-class, Unitarian parents. Her father, Robert was a distinguished lawyer, and her mother the daughter of a wealthy merchant.

They trod upon their pinafores and fell on their noses. (The Tale of Tom Kitten)

They trod upon their pinafores and fell on their noses. 'The Tale of Tom Kitten', 1907 -- Beatrix Potter.

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Illustrations for 1907 edition of The Tale of Tom Kitten - Beatrix Potter

The new room at Hill Top House used by Beatrix Potter for writing and drawing. New Sawrey, Cumbria, England, UK.   ❤❦♪♫

The new room at Hill Top House used by Beatrix Potter for writing and drawing. New Sawrey, Cumbria, England, UK. The Tales of Peter Rabbit

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