Monday, February 1, 2010

MY WORLD ~ English Leicester Sheep

Our intelligent and beautiful English Leicester sheep at sunrise.


Historically Lincoln and leicester lustre longwool was used for
wig making and worsted outer wear. It is remarkably water
and dirt resistant as well as having a lovely sheen.

On top of all that, they are great and caring mothers the one
below even had triplets.



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30 comments:

  1. These are not at all like our blue-faced Leicesters Arija - they are quite ugly, whereas yours a pretty. I originally come from Lincolnshire so I grew up with Lincoln Longwools, I think they are almost a rare breed now.
    Re your comment on my 'poem' of course I am not hurt - I welcome any kind of comment or criticism - that is what I post things for. Please go to the comments page on my blog to read my full answer - I mostly agree with what you say.
    Best wishes. Love those little lambs - none due here for another six weeks or so.

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  2. That second photographs speaks to me. Just look at that wool! Amazing how these animals have lived through centuries for the benefit of humankind.

    How are you my dearest. I am delighted to see you up and about in the blogs.

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  3. I adore sheep, and your pictures are wonderful. How sweet these dear little lambs are. Thank you for sharing.
    Sunny :)

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  4. new lambs "boinging" around their mamas, a new generation, hope for the future!

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  5. Those beauties are the best examples of sustainable, smart farming that I can imagine. Great photos!

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  6. Shalom Arija.
    I used to take care of Katahdin hair sheep, so it is nice to see your very beautiful wool sheep.

    Triplets, wow!

    You tell of wigs in the old days. Today was the Red Mass at St. Mary's in Sydney. That is where I first saw lawyers wearing red robes and white wigs. Quite a sight!

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  7. I do hope you are feeling better, Arija. Love this look at your world, such wonderful sheep and interesting to learn more about them. Love the shot of the triplets!! Have a lovely week, take good care of yourself!

    Sylvia

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  8. Beautiful and I find it interesting that they are such great Mothers.. People wouldn't think that. I am sorry you are not well and I do hope it is just the heat dear Arija. My Mother hasn't spoken me since she left the rehab facility in June because I told her doctors that she drinks....

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  9. These are cool-looking sheep. I haven't seen them in California, except maybe at a state fair. I can see that their wool would make some nice warm wigs.

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  10. aw, what great photos. The adults are beautiful and the babies just adorable! Such sweet pictures!

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  11. She does look very elegant and wise in that first pic. Lovely sheep.

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  12. How lovely that you showcased them here. Enjoy the week.

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  13. Leicester sheep all the way over in Australia....they must be good swimmers....oh silly me....they fly obviously!

    Hope you're doing well. Have a great week.

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  14. I pop in now and then Arija... Delurking to say I hope you feel better!

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  15. The morning light is beautiful shining on them. Do you spin wool?

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  16. Great photos, and the little ones are so cute!!!!!Thanks for sharing!!!

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  17. Wonderful shots and post. I love seeing the babies with their mother.

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  18. What great sheep and lovely pictures

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  19. Arija, those babies are so cute and that sunlight is so gloden, are you sure you aren't in heaven?

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  20. Beautiful animals. The lambs are adorable.

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  21. They are adorable Arija. I do love sheep, and I can see from your picture how soft the fleese is.
    One of my pygmy goats had triplets one time. They all did just fine.
    Have a great rest of the week.
    B.

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  22. What beauties these are... the ones I have seen have all been in local farm shows.. and they had much darker faces... The fleese is very nice...

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  23. they are really pretty! and I so like the photos with the little lambs getting near their mother. sweet!

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  24. So lovely. Your pictures make me think of spring (which is still far away as it looks)

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  25. Cute sheep.
    Amazing captures Arija

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  26. They are lovely and I really miss not seeing sheep here in the USA. The lambs are just so cute every spring.

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  27. Arija, thank you for the warm welcome. It is my pleasure to visit your world.

    These girls (?) look so content. The triplets are adorable. I have a good friend who has 12 sheep and loves every one of them like family.

    P.S. Anne of green gables was my # 1 favorite book throughout my childhood. :)

    love kj

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  28. What beautiful sheep Arija! I have such a soft spot in my heart for sheep, there is just something about them. And what amazing triplets, what a good mom!

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  29. Hi Arija, I love the dawn light on the sheep. Hope each day finds you feeling stronger.

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