This sheep are walking free here, migrating trough this Area.

Beautiful morning frost and landscape!

27 November 2010
National Park Het Drents Friese Wold
Provence Friesland, The Netherlands
Canon Powershot A40

“Sheep in Frozen Heatherfield” was featured in Country Bumpkin

Het Drents Heath sheep is the oldest breed of sheep in Western Europe. Migrants brought the breed probably from France to the Netherlands, where as early as 4000 BC, in particular in Drenthe.
Characteristics of the Drents Heath sheep are a slender physique, a long woolly tail that beyond the heels can reach out, rigid and what sluike wool, dull hair on head and legs and a straight nose. There are all sorts of colours possible but coloured black and white animals are not recognised.
The race is divided into the old and the new type. The new type is created out of hybrids with the Schoonebeker Heath sheep and has, among other things, a krommere nose and smaller horns. Most contemporary Drenthe Heath sheep of the new type.
The Drents Heath sheep was mainly kept his manure was indispensable in the arable. The long wiry wool is moderate quality and if the animal meat producer is also not very convenient. With the invention of fertilizer were many herds superfluous. Today the Drents Heath sheep only kept for historical reasons and for the grazing of Moors and dunes to this.
The Drents Heath sheep is among other things to be found in the National Park Dwingelderveld with a sheepfold outside Ruinen and Dwingeloo.

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Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    very nice ien!

  • Thanks so much

    – ienemien

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Sylvia

    – ienemien

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 4 years ago

  • Thanks for the welcome banner

    – ienemien

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 4 years ago

    Dit is heel erg mooi Ien super plaat

  • Dank je wel voor het mooie compliment en de fav… … liefs ien

    – ienemien

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 4 years ago

    Super geweldig lieve Ienemien wat is dit een pracht plaat! Helemaal in Large View an excellent shot!
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

  • Winter is zooo mooi… vooral de stilte en de rust… je krijgt vanzelf dat heerlijke gevoel als je het GROOTSE van de Natuur, de Stilte, proeft en voelt met al je zintuigen… dit is genieten!

    – ienemien

  • Els Steutel
    Els Steutelover 4 years ago

    Breathtaking winterscene o)

  • Thanks so much Els… it was super to walk in this freezing cold frozen world… the sheep are so nice warm blond in this frozen area… the blue sky make it perfect for this photo walk! Thanks for the fav… bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Poverty
    Povertyover 4 years ago

    Another superb shot from you. Great. P.

  • Thanks so much…. bye ien

    – ienemien

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

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