This is just one more example for why we strive to bring this breed over here to the U.S., spreading them geographically. With the wrong disaster at the wrong time, Herdwick sheep could be history. If you admire Herdwick sheep, care for your fellow man, and remember the ravages of Hurricane Irene as far inland as upstate NY, consider helping those across the pond at this time. Donate HERE, at the Cumbria Foundation's Cumbria Flood Appeal. Also, consider doing some online Holiday shopping by ordering from some Lake District businesses, such as The Herdy Company. Follow James Rebank, a Herdwick Shepherd and author of The Shepherd's Life, on Twitter @herdyshepherd1for updates and cool auctions for fund raising.