samedi 14 avril 2007


Two days ago the first of my ewes expecting lambs gave birth to twins what a momentous event. Twins are  not common in ouessants and its considered undesireable to have twins ( no doubt their teeny size makes everything more complicated when it comes to doubling up) how undesirable it may have been mum and babes are doing well and I am thrilled to see them grow and thrive.

2 commentaires:

Michelle a dit…

Yay for first lambs and twins! I am anxiously awaiting the first of my three Shetland ewes to lamb.

Kanisha a dit…

Thanks Michelle but its a very old post I'm afraid 2007! I'm still working out some technical problems on this blog hopefully I can do some more work on it this weekend.

Still waiting here for lambs, I have been following your sheep and look forward to seeing some beautiful lambs very soon.

The Ouessant Sheep originates from the island of Ouessant, part of a tiny archipelago just off the north coast of Finistere, Brittany. The island of terror as it was known to some, was swept by the full force of the atlantic’s weather, the hardy sheep adapted to survive on poor grazing from salty clifftop meadows. It was the women of the island that raised the sheep, renowned for their black wool to weave into cloth known locally as berlinge and their meat with its sweet and delicate taste.

La race "Mouton d'Ouessant" est originaire de l’île d’’Ouessant qui fait parti d’un petit archipel au large du Finistère, Bretagne. L’île de l'épouvante comme c'était connu par certains était balayé par les intempéries de l’atlantique, ces moutons rustiques s'adaptaient à survivre sur les pâturages pauvres des falaises salées. C’était les femmes de l’île qui élevaient les moutons réputés pour leur laine noire à tisser « la berlinge » une étoffe régionale et leur viande avec un goût doux et délicat.

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