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Saturday, 6 January 2018

Soggy Sheep


So this is how the sheep have been faring in our watery wintery climes in Northern Ireland!
Farmers need to check their feet for hoof rot as the fields are so sodden but the sheeare used to living outdoors in all weathers.


A good brisk wind will soon dry out the fields we hope!



Have a good weekend!

Linking with Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

33 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, I can't but wonder what the farmer is supposed to do about hoof rot. Soggy or not, the views are so charming!

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  2. ...they luckily have nice wool coats on! Wellie weather!

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  3. They do look quite content out there on the soggy fields.

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  4. Hello, Pretty shots of the sheep out in the field. Does look like you have had your fair share of rain. Thank you so much for linking up your post! Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Good to see blue skies on your photos! Hopefully the rain will come to an end.

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  6. Here they're kept indoors over the winter!

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  7. We are also having wet days but not too wet!

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  8. I know that horses, cows, and other animals get hoof problems when they have to walk around in the mud and wet for too long. Are these your sheep, your neighbors sheep? I am thinking that their thick wool will keep them warm even in bitter cold.

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  9. can't get mine out of the barn much, think they go out when I am not home. LOL

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  10. Here their wee feet would be frozen!

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  11. Nice seeing all those sheep in the field. Hopefully the rain will go away and the sun will make a longer appearance. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, Christine.

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  12. Beautiful photos, I love the color of the sky in the middle and last photo.

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  13. That is a peaceful and lovely scene.

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  14. Fantastic landscape. It Looks so peaceful and Lovely.
    Happy new year to you
    Susa

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  15. Great photos. I guess soggy sheep are better than snow covered sheep. : )

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  16. Love the sheep ~ very pastoral photography ~

    Happy Week ahead,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Great pictures, with the green grass and blue sky.

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  18. Beautiful place and pics. Loved the post.

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  19. These photos reminded me of sheep on New Zealand farms after the rain.

    Diana

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  20. It always amazes me just how tough sheep are. Some of them look so frail to be outside in cold weather.

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  21. Hi Christine.

    Beautiful pictures.
    Beautiful the reflction of the clouds in the water.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  22. Hey Christine, mooie foto's van deze schaapskudde. Fraaie luchten ook.
    Groet Kees.

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  23. Bill grew up on a farm (where we were both raised in Eastern Washington State -- desert or prairie-like area ) and when we moved to rainy Oregon he used to make jokes about developing foot rot if it didn't stop raining. One day I finally asked him exactly what it was and he explained! Poor sheep!! Hope it dries out soon for you and for the farm animals!

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  24. To me, these soggy sheep look so perfect!!

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  25. Beautiful scenes. Hope those fields dry up soon, too!

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  26. I am glad you told they needed to be checked for hoof-rot...I was thinking there was something like that but didn't know for sure.

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  27. Lovely photos and scenery.
    Nice reflection of the sky in the water there.

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  28. Beautiful photos Christine. Hopefully the sun will return soon and dry them out.

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  29. We didn’t raise sheep when I was a kid on the farm but I have always had a fascination of them. The shots are great pictures, out on the meadow.

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  30. Hi Christine...just came a visitin' from 'somewhere in Ireland' and glad I did. I'll be back. Love to see the world through other's eyes.

    -Mac

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