08 syyskuuta 2016

Finnsheep - Nordic Speciality


1. THE FINNSHEEP

I made a day trip to the countryside in August and visited a sheep farm. The breed is called Suomenlammas / Finnsheep. Finnsheep is the original Finnish sheep breed that has adapted to the hard Nordic climate over several thousand years. It is an integral part of Finnish history, culture and identity.


The sheep were so cute! On this farm they are grown for wool not for meat. Finnsheep are usually white, but can also be brown or black. They give birth to numerous lambs at a time, their wool is soft and excellent and they are healthy & well adapted to our cold climate.


THEN THEY GOT ENOUGH OF US!

WIKIPEDIA ON  Finnsheep


2. WARM WOOLLEN SOCKS FOR COLD DAYS...



3. NOSTALGIC HOUSING AT THE COUNTRYSIDE...





4. SOFT CLOUDS & BEAUTIFUL SKIES...


5. COMFORTING & QUIET RURAL LANDSCAPES...


PLUS GLORIOUS TASTING APPLES FROM THE GARDEN....
HAVE A BITE!

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Wishing you lovely early autumn days!

40 kommenttia:

  1. Aren't those sheep so cute. I would love a pair of those cosy socks. Such beautiful sky pictures Riitta. Where I am at the moment the sky is cloudless. I do so love clouds :) B

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    1. The sheep were really cute 💕 I admire the farmhouse lady - so much work with the sheep, pigs, chicken, garden, corn fields and running a lovely shop with homemade products!

      Poista
  2. Liebe riitta,
    ich schätze und mag deine Tiere und deine Fotos davon,
    deine warmen Socken sehen toll gestrickt aus
    und deine anderen Fotos sind auch die reine Freude!!!
    Alles Liebe dir
    und herzliche Grüße
    von Monika*

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    1. So nice you visited and left a comment Monika💕 I wish you a great and sunny weekend!

      Poista
  3. Hallo,
    endlich komme ich mal dazu, bei dir zu kommentieren und bedanke mich für deine immer lieben Kommentare auf meinem Blog.

    Was sind das für goldige Schafe, ich mag sie und ich habe auch welche in der Nähe.

    Bin ganz begeistert, vor allen Große da in der Mitte ist mein Favorit.

    Lieben Gruß Eva

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    1. She is my favourite too Eva! Have a great day!

      Poista
  4. Schön, dich im "DND" wieder zu sehen.
    Eindrucksvolle Bilder und eine süße Schafherde, alle gefallen mir:-)
    ♥lichst Jutta

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    1. Thank you Jutta - I wish you a lovely and warm weekend 💕

      Poista
  5. Wundervolle Bilder zeigst Du uns wieder liebe Riitta.
    Die Schäfchen sind ja allerliebst!

    liebgrüßt
    Martina

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  6. Liebe Riitta,
    wunderbare Bilder über Schafe und mehr....
    Danke!
    Liebe Grüße
    moni
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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    1. Schönen Dank Martina und moni!

      Poista
  7. kaunis kuvasarja! Lampaat ovat symppiksiä

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    1. Nää oli tosi söpöjä. Olivat erikseen koska kaikkien poikiminen oli lähellä.

      Poista
  8. Hallo liebe Rita, ich liebe Schafe über alles und habe mich riesig über diese Fotos gefreut. Danke dafür sagt dir von Herzen Celine und schickt liebe Grüße auf die Reise

    VastaaPoista
  9. Hallo Riita,
    eine wunderschöne , weite Landschaft umgibt diese Schaffarm.
    Das Haus und die Umgebung, eine richtige Idylle ist das!
    Mir fällt auf, es gibt keine gefleckten Schafe, deren Wolle wäre wahrscheinlich für den Verkauf nicht so gut geeignet?
    Die warmen Socken werden wir sicherlich bald wieder gut gebrauchen können?
    Liebe Grüße,
    Heidi

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    1. Vielen Dank Celine und Susi!

      Poista
  10. That would be the kind of place I'd like to go. The sheep are just adorable.

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    1. They were lovely indeed. Thank you for visiting Betty!

      Poista
  11. Ihana, kaunis, pehmoinen, nostalginen, herkullinen postaus! :)
    Erityisesti ihastuttivat kauniit pihapiirit.
    Tunnelmallista viikonloppua!

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    1. Maalla näkee kaikkea nostalgista. Hyvää viikonloppua Sara.

      Poista
  12. Nice! I love the sheeps on you photos. But that photo with the hand on the sheep is my favorite. Super!

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    1. The hand belonged to the caretaker :) Have a great weekend Jedidja!

      Poista
  13. What a lovely rural post. Great idea to include clouds.
    They often look like sheep or cotton :)

    VastaaPoista
  14. Wonderful to see and learn about these sheep! I enjoyed all your photos very much and am now following!
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Rita and Christine! When I was a child we had a few sheep and my mother got a lot of grey wool for socks :) Always my feet warm!

      Poista
  15. What a lovely post! The sheep have such wonderful faces and the socks look so warm. I love your photos of the sky and house and the apples look lovely and crisp:)

    VastaaPoista
  16. Good Afternoon Riita, I discovered your blog after visiting Amy from Love Made My Home and decided to pop over and visit you.
    The Finnsheep have such adorable faces, they are really cute. I love to see photographs of blue sky and clouds as I find the cloud formations fascinating, especially on a day like today when it is cloudy and grey here in England.
    Have a lovely weekend Riita.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  17. Wow, Love to see those sheep! They have sweet eyes on their faces each! Your blue sky and air is also special!!! Have a good weekend!Riitta.

    VastaaPoista
  18. Gorgeous looking sheep, what an interesting place to visit. Your photographs are wonderful.
    Bon weekend!

    VastaaPoista
  19. Brings back memories of the times I spent on my grandparents farm. Life is hard, but with lots of simple pleasures, like farm animals and food picked just before eating.

    VastaaPoista
  20. I loved learning about these Finnish sheep. And, you shared such beautiful photos of the countryside. I need to visit Finland! Now I'm off to find some Finnish yarn to knit with! Pat xx

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  21. Aren't they beautiful! Great to be outdoors in the countryside. Enjoy your weekend.

    VastaaPoista
  22. I love the Finnish sheep, adorable and with a wonderful history. Every photo is a delight.

    VastaaPoista
  23. So lovely sheeps with warm fur for cold climate... and my favorite photo is the sky with cloud-sheeps.
    Have a nice weekend

    VastaaPoista
  24. Hello Riitta!
    Lovely all the sheep and the brown particularly attract attention.
    Great pictures, Riitta.
    Have a nice weekend:)

    VastaaPoista
  25. Lovely to see the sheepies and all of your other beautiful photos too! Thank you for joining in. I hope you are having a good weekend. xx

    VastaaPoista
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    1. Thank you all for your visits and comments ♥♥ We have had so wonderful weather that I have been out in the garden for hours every day. So been a bit busy and not at my computer. Chat with you more later - please, forgive me!

      Poista
  26. Dearest ritta K; How wonderful to know about your country's lovely 'Finnsheep'♪ They have adapted to the hard Nordic climate and also the integral part of your country's history☆☆☆
    You know what, I was born in the year of Japanese zodiac signs.
    http://japanese.about.com/od/japanesecultur1/a/100498.htm
    The site above can tell you all about it, and you can scroll way way down to the page for the each year with Kanji 'chinese caracter'. Haha, just in case and not trying to impose you, really :-)

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment and sorry for my late visit.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you so much for the link Miyako! I'm a tiger / tora:
      People born in the year of the Tiger are sensitive, stubborn, short-tempered, courageous, selfish and slightly mean ... yet they are deep thinkers and are capable of great sympathy for those they are close to and love. All good but I don't consider myself mean :)

      Best regards & hugs - enjoy your new week!

      Poista
  27. What beautiful animals those Finnsheep are - their heads are lovely. I laughed at the photo of them turning their backsides to the camera. Enough is enough!
    Beautiful autumn scenes - the countryside, the apples - all lovely.

    VastaaPoista

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