mardi 14 août 2007

Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful

Yes I know its corny but at this point I feel I should be singing that song by Lionel Ritchie. terrible photo early days I'll get a better one to put up as she grows. Initial thoughts, well grown sturdy but feminine and not too big for her age! Time will tell how she grows but at the moment I am thrilled with her.
Welcome Gwenn!
For the moment shes in the nursery with Uncle Gary to keep an eye on her later I'll introduce her to the main flock and then I'll really be able to compare how shes growing

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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