I is for Icelandic Sheep…

Of course!  My favorite farm obsession…

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Druna

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Calypso

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Cafe

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Carly

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Dalla

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Thokka

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Dew and Reykur

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Bambi

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Dawn and Drifa

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Mary

As if their beautiful colors and patterns weren’t enough, we love our sheep for their wonderful and unique personalities.  They are constantly teaching us new ways to shepherd our farm.  These are some of the other lovely aspects of Icelandic Sheep.

Directly from the ISBONA  (Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America’s)  website…

  • Triple purpose breed: fiber/meat/milk 
  • Soft lustrous dual coated fleece 
  • Mild flavored, lean meat 
  • Farmstead milk and cheese 
  • Luxurious soft pelts 
  • Many color and pattern combinations 
  • Medium sized, early maturing, long lived 
  • Excellent mothers and vigorous lambs 
  • Suitable for pasture lambing 
  • Highly prolific, reliable twinners 
  • Thrive on good pasture and hay 
  • Finish on good pasture in 4 to 5 months 
  • High value products for niche markets

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