Sheep Week – The Rumble of Hooves

This herd is the largest breeding herd of ewes (3,200) in all of Uruguay. Many farms may have a few more ewes, but these ewes are all breeding stock. A few of them even have lambs, and it was a real treat to see the gauchos round them up so we could see them in a group.

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

Stay tuned. Tomorrow is the last day of Sheep Week and the winner (and prize) of the Sheep Week giveaway will be announced!

Chau, Hannah

12 thoughts on “Sheep Week – The Rumble of Hooves

  1. Sara

    Seeing the herd of sheep together is so incredible! It’s also interesting to look at the first and second photos in quick succession, it’s like this white mass just suddenly appeared. 🙂 How long does it take for the gauchos to round up the sheep?

  2. Kitten With A Whiplash

    I love looking at that huge ocean of fleece… gets my spinning/dying/knitting genes all worked up!

  3. zenfoodist

    I love the peek at the wee baby sheep in the last photo! And goodness that’s a lot of mama sheep.

  4. Karen

    Thanks for sheep week! and thanks to the herds of sheep who donate their wool so our knitting can be incredibly pleasurable.

  5. Cathy D.

    Wow! Those pictures are so striking. LOVE that little lamb peeking out from the herd of ewes!

  6. Tricia

    That last photo is just asking for some photoshopping fun. I will show you what I come up with!

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