Monday, 8 October 2012
Blue faced Leicester Sheep.
Here goes. I shall attempt another post about them and hope that this time I can transfer the photographs. To re-iterate - the farmer and his niece went to a pukka Blue faced Leicester sheep sale last Thursday. It is her favourite breed, although I think they are incredibly ugly. But as I said then - Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder. Some of the really good ones, used for breeding, fetch an incredible amount of money. Last year's champion from the sale at Hawes Auction Mart, was sold after the show for a massive £16,000. This morning I received an e mail from said niece to say that she has now bought a tup (ram) to put with Nellie Noo Nah (her ewe). He is to be called Bert. So there you have it - Nellie Noo Nah and Bert - the Blue faced Leicester married couple (we hope). Bert's portrait is here for you to admire. The 'alien' writing turned out to be blogger's way of inserting the instruction to paragraphing. I carefully went through and erased them all. You would think that by my age I would have learned how to do things correctly.