Tuesday, 13 November 2007

you may want to shield your eyes.........

the first of our new arrivals will be with us shortly
and then it suddenly dawned on me that you all no doubt think we are going to have fields full of cute sheep and then even cuter lambs
well...............











meet the Boreray sheep



handsome!


i guess you immediately thought
will you look at the horns on that

believe me you ain't seen nothing yet.......















i give you the Manx Loaghtan

scary, ugly or just so cool???

i am currently running scared..........

as i explained to Philip earlier today, i imagined moving to our land, becoming a crofter, and having fields full of sweet and beautiful livestock

not having fields full of creatures that are scary enough to stop traffic!

ah well
we have two miniature donkeys coming to boost our cuteness x

t x

18 comments:

dottie angel said...

i say pretty 'cool'...with a slightly 'handsombe' edgyness

Tif x

dottie angel said...

oh my...i have never been the first comment on one of your posts!!!!! you are either up really really late or i am up really really early, who knows and who cares....yipee!

Katie twinkles said...

Is that a boy one? It's a handsome beast and I would stay on my side of the fence at feeding time with that one I think..xxx

Sasha @ Cherished Moments said...

Hmmm... very impressive horns! I agree with katie twinkles. Definitely one to be feeding from over the gate!

Philip Sinclair said...

Poor Dottie. Pipped at the Post!

x

Kitty said...

My immediate reactions were that the first is very handsome, in the same way that one can admire a well cultivated and tended moustache. The second is the equivalent of a ridiculous moustache. Actually, it looks like an alien!

Can't wait to see your sheep - I'm sure they will be very cute.

Take care :-) x

Monkee Maker said...

Those horns were made for butting .... watch your back when those beauties move in :)

Hilda May said...

do you know I actually read 'Manx Loghtan' with a scottish accent in my head!....they are magnificent arn't they.....I half imagined Philip would be with you by now, we are so glad he's returned to the blog though...
love your blog too!!!
Rachel x

Rowan said...

I love your sheep - they have character! Hope your sister had a nice birthday, she looks very happy with her decidedly handsome new man. The dog on wheels is so cute, I don't thi nk they make nice things like that for children these days more's the pity. So much nicer than all the plastic rubbish on offer these days.

Jane said...

The horns will at least give you something to hang onto when moving them about - our pig repeatedly escaped last week (lawyers letters in the post seemingly) and catching it was a nightmare - a few horn handles would have been very useful,
J
x

Nonnie said...

I think they're kind of cute in their own special way. Wouldn't want to get near those horns though!

mollycupcakes said...

They are cute in a don't mess with me kind of way. Just back away slowly and leave the food hehe!
I'm sure they are all warm and cuddly.
Can't wait to see the donkey's

Hugs.

Catherine x

Jane said...

Em reckons your sheep are cool (11yr old speak) i think they are cute, but mind those horns! looking forward to seeing the donkeys photos.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Miniature donkeys......how cute - must have pics.

dottycookie said...

Holey moley those horns are impressive!

Miles Away In France said...

I have been catching up and it has been lovely to read all your posts.
So many new things, Tallulahs birthday photos were lovely.
The sheep wow, I must admit they are scary but I'm sure that they have a lovely personality.

Your new life in scotland sounds lovely, keep showing us photos of the lovely scenery.
Racheal x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Definitely they rank high on the "cool" scale! I wouldn't say scary, unless they are charging towards you! =) Do you have to tend to their horns at all; I'm thinking back to the days when I had a guinea pig and had to keep his nails clipped so they wouldn't curl under his little feet and hurt him.

the vicious chicken said...

I like them - I think they look distinguished :o)
VCx