Friday, May 14, 2010
Racka~ Hungarian Sheep
Timi from Hungary has e-mailed me some pictures of her amazing sheep. She and her little girl enjoy their sheep very much. The picture of the sheep above is taken from Wikipedia* which Timi referred me to . The name of this breed of sheep is Racka.Look at those horns!
Here is Timi's older ewe, Rozi. Timi sent me a picture awhile back before Rozi was sheared. I think Rozi is pretty. This breed is known for it's spiral horns, unlike any other domestic sheep horns and the horns may grow up to 2 feet long. The breed does originate in Hungary and "existed since at least 1800, when the first registry was established. It is a hardy, multi-purpose breed used for milking, wool, and meat. Their wool is long and coarse....ewes weigh around 88 lbs. and rams 132 lbs. The breed unique appearance and quiet disposition would make it a desirable animal for hobby situations." Wikipedia I wonder if there are any being kept in America?Timi and her family bought a lamb of the same breed and named her Dora, because she was born on Dora's ( a Saint) Day. Thank-you Timi for allowing me to share your sheep on my blog! The weather has warmed up and I find I am spending most of my time outside catching up on the weeding in my herb and flower gardens. The animal pens all need cleaning and daylight is obliging by sticking around longer. When I take a break from working outside I just want to sit on the porch and soak up the sunshine while I watch the beautiful Goldfinches, red and purple finches, grosbeaks and many other small birds flitting and flying around , almost within arm's length. Hummingbirds are everywhere, buzzing so close to my face , lovely days to revel in the many small miracles we have here at home. "When I consider Thy heavens , the work of Thy fingers.....what is man that Thou art mindful of him.. yet Thous hast made him a little lower than God, and crown him with glory and majesty! Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. Oh Lord , our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!" Psalm 7 : 3-9