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Farm Friday: Soay Sheep

Joerg and our sheep
As one of my trusted readers pointed out (thank you Deirdre for reading my blog), I said that I would be doing different things this year including Farm Friday, but that is as far as it got. Oops. Today is Friday, at least for another half hour or so, and I am finally going to put my threat into action and introduce Farm Friday.

So what is Farm Friday I hear you ask. From now on, I will be posting photos from the farm or anecdotes about life here on said farm every Friday. Yes, every Friday. There will of course be other posts and LOTS of recipes, but this will be a constant. Hopefully... Hey, give me a chance to mess up before raising your eyebrows like that!

Today as you will have seen from the above photo and possibly even the title, we are looking at our sheep. These are not just any old boring sheep. These are super duper, all singing and dancing Soay Sheep. These beauties descended from a population of feral sheep on the 250-acre (100 ha) island of Soay in the St. Kilda Archipelago, about 65 kilometers (40 mi) from the Western Isles of Scotland. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soay_sheep )

A couple of our sheep

That's Joerg, my hubby, sitting amongst them in the top photo. He spends ages just sitting there chatting to them...we lead a very sheltered life. Our sheep are wild and untamed and he is trying to win over their confidence so that it's easier to catch them. I'm not so sure I'd trust him if I were you sheepies... By the end of April we should be into lambing season and I'll be posting some cute lamb photos. I won't be posting any recipes today, or does anyone want a lamb recipe??

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Happy its Farm Friday and


Happy its Farm Friday and delighted to see what antics you're up to. Looks to be a wonderfully relaxing time. Cannot wait for the lamb portraits.

Well done, Crystal. My


Well done, Crystal. My words have fallen on fertile ground! Looking forward to more.

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