27 mei 2017

Dwingelderveld sheep

This is one of two flock of sheep that graze the grounds of the Dwingelderveld National Park, a 4,000 hectares big area with mainly mosses, grasses and wet heathland.

The Drenthe Heath Sheep (Drents Heideschaap in Dutch) is a domesticated breed of sheep originating in the Netherlands. It is raised primarily for vegetation management, and is said to be the oldest surviving breed of sheep in Europe.

I'm linking to Eileen's Saturday's Critters.

18 opmerkingen:

  1. That is an awful lot of sweaters. :)

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  2. Ik vind het zo'n leuk gezicht die schaapskuddes's, ze zijn hier ook weer in onze buurt.

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  3. Ik zie dat dit gladde langharigen zijn in tegenstelling tot veel kroesharige schapen hier in onze omgeving.

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  4. ...beautiful lawn mowers at work.

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  5. Hello, the sheep are so cute. Great captures! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. My that's a sizeable flock of sheep! Very nice photos!

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  7. Goodness that's quite a sizeable flock Marleen, I'm guessing they would also use their fleeces for wool products? Lovely rural images.

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  8. I love this! Sheep are such, well, woolly animals! Mostly nice. I've never seen so many in one place. The nice thing is you don't need to worry about mowing the grass!

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  9. They must be quite efficient at keeping things trim!

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  10. mooi en verrassend om dit te zien Marleen

    hier zie je zoiets nooit

    prettig weekend

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  11. Wow, that's a lot of sheep. I never seen so many gathered in one area.

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  12. Hi Marleen, interesting facts about those sheep. They make good natural lawnmowers! Have a great day. Jo

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  13. Sheepies!!! Do they also make wool from these sheep? I'd love to try knitting with it.

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    1. I'm not sure if it will be for sale after the sheep get sheared, but probably so.

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  14. Never seen so many sheeps as here. Lovely.

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