Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Gorgie City Farm - Rylands sheep

These are the Rylands sheep, very fluffy, none of them though would look at the camera to show their ridiculously fluffy faces. Gorgie City Farm also keeps Suffolk sheep that have already started lambing this year - see here to see them.

9 comments:

lettuce said...

they look like little terriers!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love Rylands - they are the archetypal childrens' toy. Also love Suffolks for their very black faces and their chubby shape - we don't see many round here.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

They must be holding out for a treat! Cute from this end, though, too......

Paul said...

Woof! Are these one for wool or for eating? No no, I know just for being cute.

Marina said...

I love the fuffy sheep. I also like the word fluffy :-)
[thanks for visiting]

this is my patch said...

I enlarged your photo and could see a fluffy profile! x

Crafty Green Poet said...

lettuce - they do a bit don't they...

Weaver - they're both lovely for their different reasons aren't they?

d.moll - the Rylands are always cute...

Paul - they're bred mostly for their fleece, also can be eaten, at hte farm they're largely for lookign cute you're right, but sometimes some of them disappear and I've learnt not to ask where they go...

Marina - yes i love the word fluffy too...

this is my patch - i hadn't noticed that but yes there is a prfile, its a Suffolk though, you can tell by the black head...

Lisa Allender said...

Awwwwwww, soooooooo cute.
Lambswool sweaters, anyone? I DO hope they are gentle with them, when they "gather" their wool.
As far as eating them goes, I am half-Greek, and have certainly had lamb, but seeing these cuties would make it awfully hard to eat it, in future(I am "Flexatarian"--mostly ovo-lacto-veg, some seafood/fish)!
Peace.
(I found you through Selma in the city, had not visited you in a while. I missed you!)

apprentice said...

They are gorgeous -I love sheep, I used to help out on a hill farm as a child.