jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

Sheep Week - The Rumble of Hooves

This herd is the largest breeding herd of ewes (3,200) in all of Uruguay. Many farms may have a few more ewes, but these ewes are all breeding stock. A few of them even have lambs, and it was a real treat to see the gauchos round them up so we could see them in a group.

[caption id="attachment_526" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo by Hannah Thiessen"]photo by Hannah Thiessen[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo by Hannah Thiessen"]photo by Hannah Thiessen[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_529" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo by Hannah Thiessen"]photo by Hannah Thiessen[/caption]

Stay tuned. Tomorrow is the last day of Sheep Week and the winner (and prize) of the Sheep Week giveaway will be announced!

Chau, Hannah

13 comentarios:

  1. love seeing all the sheep, especially the baby in the bottom one

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  2. Seeing the herd of sheep together is so incredible! It's also interesting to look at the first and second photos in quick succession, it's like this white mass just suddenly appeared. :) How long does it take for the gauchos to round up the sheep?

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  3. Kitten With A Whiplash29 de julio de 2010, 22:20

    I love looking at that huge ocean of fleece... gets my spinning/dying/knitting genes all worked up!

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  4. I love the peek at the wee baby sheep in the last photo! And goodness that's a lot of mama sheep.

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  5. This has been so interesting - thanks so MUCH for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for sheep week! and thanks to the herds of sheep who donate their wool so our knitting can be incredibly pleasurable.

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  7. So many sheep! When do they take the lambs away from their mums?

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  8. They don't really need to, unless the lambs are rams, and in that case it's when they reach sexual maturity.

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  9. Wow! Those pictures are so striking. LOVE that little lamb peeking out from the herd of ewes!

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  10. That last photo is just asking for some photoshopping fun. I will show you what I come up with!

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  11. I so want to be there right now...

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  12. Once I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now every time a remark is added I get 4 emails with the identical comment. Is there any means you may remove me from that service? Thanks!

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