In some places, instead of statues of soldiers or politicians or horses, they put up statues of sheep.
This lovely creature stands atop the Colvin Fountain in the middle of the the High Street in Moffat, in Dumfriesshire in the Borders region in the south of Scotland.
It was donated to the town in 1875 by William Colvin to celebrate Moffat's long history with the sheep and wool trade.
In the land of my people , sheep have been a part of peoples' lives for at least a thousand years, and a sheep statue is the central icon of that history.
Is it any wonder I ended up in the world of fiber?
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