It was a day full of excitement and a whole lot of wool.
Monday morning (Aug.3), Fort Saskatchewan sent off their famous flock of sheep after another season of grazing the Peter T. Ream Historic Park.
"The sheep always enjoy coming to the Fort for summer, getting their carrots, apples and meeting the people," said shepherd Kathy Playdon.
Before the farewell parade got started, people had the opportunity to say their goodbyes and give the sheep one last snack.
"For some of the sheep this is their first time, so at the beginning of the summer they're a bit intimidated by the people," added Playdon. "By the end of the summer, they don't even want to be in the pen anymore. They want to be with the people."
The flock of around 50 sheep is now off to their winter home, a farm near Stony Plain.




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