mercredi 20 juin 2007

Stop press "Its a boy!"

Arriving late in the year, a little black boy with the most impeccable breeding reserved for yours truly, no photos just yet but it won't be long. How excited am I??!! I'm on the hunt for names of course I think I'll stick with the Breton theme.
This week Doddy got his first close look at the girls. Introductions went really well. He is the gentlest of rams, very laid back. Not too much longer and I will have to start weaning and splitting them into the various groups but its good to know that his temperament is as good as his looks; Whats that?............ I can hear the wispering of sweet nothings

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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