Sheep of Ireland

We were in Ireland (Valley of the Hare near Sneem – hugely recommended) last week.. There were lots of sheep, and I found myself sort of cataloging them. Yes, I know how to live. I shared some on social media but there are more, so here’s a gallery of them (including our fluctuating and naughty garden flock). If any are blurry it’s because they’re phone snaps. Enjoy!

   
                    
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

To finish, here’s a little mountain hare next to the house. I’d just seen a stoat dash past. I also saw a sea eagle, and lots of songbirds I hadn’t seen before.

  

4 thoughts on “Sheep of Ireland

  1. They are surprisingly different, aren’t they? You’d think a sheep is a sheep but apparently not. I wonder if there’s as much variance in their will qualities as in their appearance?

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    1. I’m sure there is – some breeds seem a lot more chilled out and nonchalant than others, and I know that some have better mothering instincts and stuff like that. Some are more tame as well. One day I’ll have some and will be able to tell you!

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      1. That was a bit of an auto correct fail. It should have said ‘wool qualities’ but it’s evident their characters must all be different too. 🙂

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      2. Hehe, oops! There are also very distinct differences in the wool qualities! I find it fascinating, though I’m sure David’s family must think I’m so weird. 🙂

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