Yorkshire Life Reader photos - Sheep

Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen

Pen Y Ghent by rob mcewen - Credit: Archant

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we’ve complied a selection of photos from both our readers and photographers alike, to showcase the sheep!

Coxworth Ivan, Angora goat

Coxworth Ivan, Angora goat - Credit: Archant

The Woolyback Sheepstake. by Janet Danks

The Woolyback Sheepstake. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Playful lambs by Anna Whiteley

Playful lambs by Anna Whiteley - Credit: Archant

Sheep at Grantley by Helen Tabor

Sheep at Grantley by Helen Tabor - Credit: Archant

8 Hours Old. by Janet Danks

8 Hours Old. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Trees by Melanie Auker

Trees by Melanie Auker - Credit: Archant

Yorkshire Countryside. by Phil Moon

Yorkshire Countryside. by Phil Moon - Credit: Archant

Waking Up. by Janet Danks

Waking Up. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

The School Run. by Janet Danks

The School Run. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Meet Pardew the unruly lamb. by Janet Danks

Meet Pardew the unruly lamb. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Let Me Whisper. by Janet Danks

Let Me Whisper. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Contentment. by Janet Danks

Contentment. by Janet Danks - Credit: Archant

Flock stars

• The sheep is among the animals that Chinese people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm.

• People under the sign of the sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty, faith in a certain religion and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly.

• But Sheep year people are often worriers who are shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, weak-willed and puzzled about life.