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Monday, November 17, 2008

Ireland! And more...





I'm back!!!

2 weeks in the UK, primarily in Shropshire near Whitchurch, also up to Edinburgh Scotland, over to Northern Ireland, and back to the UK before heading home. Wow. My first vacation off the farm in 3 years, and it was great! For now I'll just post a brief blog and show you a few pics from Ireland. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Jenny Holden said...

Oh there you are! Shame we didn't manage to hook up this time but I hope you had a great time over here, despite the weather. Logistics are a nightmare aren't they?! How were the dogs in Ireland?

Wrensong Farm said...

Oh! I can't wait to hear more (and see more pics!) The UK is definitely on my "bucket list"!

Garrett808 said...

Hey! I'm so glad you are back! I want to go...are you game for a 'next time' already?

country girl said...

I love Ireland. My family is from Cork.

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous ram! I'm jealous. I've been to England twice, but never to Scotland or Ireland.

Jenny Holden said...

That looks like a ewe to me! It's a Swaledale; the tups have thick curly horns.

Deborah said...

A ewe? Wow! What huge horns. Very few sheep in the US have horns, and the few Shetland and Icelandic ewes I've seen with horns have much finer horns than that girl.

Speaking of difference between our sheep ... the last time I was in England was in 2000, which was before I moved to the country. As we took the train from London to Bath, I saw sheep in the fields and was practically jumping up and down because they had tails! The only sheep I'd ever seen had no tails. And, alas, that is one of the reasons I love Shetlands!

Jenny Holden said...

We have a few breeds that have ewes with decent horns. They don't half bruise you as they run down a race!

Usually in the south of England, they dock tails, but perhaps not so short as you're used to. Here in the north docking is common but longer tails are often left to protect from the wind on the mountains... tups are normally left with long tails to protect their bits!!

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Yes Jenny, Daryl corrected me and told me that was a ewe too. How funny! She was off by herself so I assumed she was a he.

I had Daryl from Northern Ireland fly over for 8 days a few weeks after I got back. That will be my next post, now that he's back home, Christmas is done with, and I can find time again to blog a bit!