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photoblog image Happy St. Paddy's Day

Happy St. Paddy's Day

 

"You can't pinch me now!" said the woolie sheep.

(at the sheepfold in Ottoland, NL)

 

 

Happy St. Paddy's Day

 

"You can't pinch me now!" said the woolie sheep.

(at the sheepfold in Ottoland, NL)

 

 

comments (33)

  • Ray
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • 17 Mar 2014, 00:39
Fabulous study, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Up close and personal, Ray In your face, in other words. smile
I'm still trying to figure out what I'm looking at ... The treen is throwing me off
Ginnie Hart: It's the top/back of a very woolie sheep, Dennis. I was standing above it at the sheepfold and was was struck by all the straw...as well as the green spray paint (to mark when she was inseminated).
Creative shot, Ginnie!!! I'm so glad someone gave her a splotch of green to keep her from getting pinched! I imagine this wool is luxurious once cleaned up!
Ginnie Hart: I was really struck by how thick the wool was, Elizabeth. Luxurious is a good word. The green spray paint tells the shepherd when she was inseminated by the ram. There were two colors: green and pink.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 17 Mar 2014, 06:04
Has it been shorn, Ginnie, or is this still on the sheep?
Ginnie Hart: This is still very much on the sheep, Lisl. The sheep will be shornn around June 9th, the day after Easter...and we plan to be there! smile
..glad you told us what it was....as i had no clue.......needs a brush smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, then, Shane...we need to get you out into the Dutch polder!!! And yes, she definitely needs a brush. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2014, 06:43
Haha- a funny idea for photographing - I have to google: St. Paddy's Day... Did you see many lambs freshly born?
Ginnie Hart: St. Paddy's Day is an endearing term for St. Patrick's Day, Philine, of course. There were already 230 of 250 lambs born that day, 2 Saturdays ago. So, yes, we saw a LOT of lambs. We did not see any of them being born, however. That would have been something!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Mar 2014, 06:52
I love this shot. I am not that familiar with St Patrick's Day. This wool will make a great sweater. We had a fun day again at the sheep-herd place.
Ginnie Hart: Bedandt, MLMA. I was already wondering how much wool would be salvaged from this one sheep alone. Enough to make a sweater??? Two Saturdays in a row at this sheepfold...and I'm still in heaven. smile
  • Chris
  • Bathampton
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:09
In your face stuff indeed. St Patrick's day seems to be a bigger thing than our own patron saint's in April - which is a pity
Ginnie Hart: I grew up in America with St. Patrick's Day being a big thing, Chris. Lots of Irish blood there, I guess! If you weren't wearing something green (even if just a green shamrock pinned on your shirt for the day), you were allowed to be pinched! It was a big deal. smile It is NOT a big deal here in Dutchland.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Mar 2014, 07:37
She needs so attention
Ginnie Hart: And I don't think she cares a whit, Adrian. grin
plus qu'à trier ,lundissime
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Keyouest. smile Merci.
Nothing a good hairdresser can't fix.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I love it, Mary. grin
Thought it was the local farmer's wife having bad hair day
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Nice one, Martin. smile
The day when every American suddenly discovers they are Irish grin
Ginnie Hart: How did you know that, Bill!!!! It's really the truth. Interestingly, you hardly see a thing Irish here in Dutchland. Hmmm. I guess they all went to America?!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2014, 09:26
Anybody misled its wig? LOL !
It is a beautiful photo Ginnie and very original
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it's hard to miss what it is, Marie, for sure. smile Merci.
At first glance I thought this was a discarded fishing net, probably seeing the green. This took a while to work out smile
Happy St Patrick's Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I guess I've been around too many sheep lately, Martin. It looks so obvious to me. grin
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 17 Mar 2014, 09:44
Looks like she's been having a good time, even without pinching. wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA, Ruth. She's definitely had her romp in the hay! grin
fine shot Ginnie, here in Singapore it is celebrated only for the commercial aspect of it.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. I'm sure that's the same for here in Dutchland. Astrid says it's not a celebrated day here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2014, 11:17
Yuck. you will need quite a brush to get rid of that. A virtual hay bale in there smile
Ginnie Hart: She must have had quite the romp in the hay, Louis. grin
Looks like my head in a morning...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I doubt it, Frank. smile
A fine analysis Ginnie! nicely taken!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ronky. Gotta love the sheepies. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2014, 13:05
It's a sad thing when St Patrick gets more excitement going in England than our own Saint on 23 April. I bet our woolly friend here is not too fussed about either smile
Ginnie Hart: And what's funny, Alan, is that here in Dutchland they don't even know what we're talking about when we mention St. Paddy's Day! I'm still hoping I can find a Guinness before the day is gone! smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2014, 13:48
i thought you got a haircut after a roll in the hay tongue made me smile lol
Ginnie Hart: HA! Too funny, Elaine. When I ever take a roll in the hay, I clean up immediately. grin
I thought that was so interesting when you shared with me the coloring on the sheep! Happy St. Paddy's Day to you too!
Ginnie Hart: I learn something new almost every day, Robin. smile Aren't we glad to be Irish for a day!!!
I've always thought that is a clever idea of the farmers to paint the Ram in a certain area etc.etc.. There was a big St.Patricks parade in Birmingham yesterday but not where we went.
Ginnie Hart: Those farmers know what they're doing, Brian, don't they! HA! There's always more than one way to skin the cat. smile
Is it a custom to pinch a wooly sheep on St. Paddy's Day Ginnie... never heard about it... but this one looks pretty safe today grin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Of course, Peter, I played on what happened to us in America growing up. If you weren't wearing anything green (even something pinned on the last minute), you got pinched. HA!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 17 Mar 2014, 17:49
Thank goodness this wasn't your hair Ginnie, yes, Happy St Patrick's day to you.
Ginnie Hart: After a good romp in the hay, Chad, I ALWAYS comb out my hair!!! grin
I like the touch of green for this special day Ginnie! Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. It did seem appropriate. smile
I thought that was you mad hair when you get up in the morning. Ha ha smile
Ginnie Hart: HAHA. Fooled you, LC. grin
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2014, 20:43
well observed, with the pile thread
Bonne semaine
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Pat. smile
Quite a mess, eh?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Tom!
Sheep tend to walk around with all manner of objects clinging to them.

It does make an interesting shot.
Ginnie Hart: It tickles me to death, Michael, because they have no clue! grin
Thought at first I was looking at some old gent's messy beard, Ginnie. Relieved to know it is just a closeup of a woolie sheep. Wonderful image!
Ginnie Hart: Now that you know, Beverly, can you imagine wearing a sweater out of this...before it's cleaned? smile
superbe texture, bien réalisé !
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Olivier. Merci.

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