Thursday, 22 May 2008


Let me introduce you to Shirley.  Shirley is a Dorset Horn sheep, from Dorset, but she lives in Hackney, at the city farm. Last week Shirley donated her winter coat to PYF, and we are going to spin it for her. 
Dorset Horn's are chiefly distinguished by their big curly horns, worn by ewes as well as rams. Dorset Horns are confident sheep and are in fact, horny.  It is not unusual for ewes to breed twice to three times a year, be exceptionally good mothers, and tend to many lambs with abundant milk. 
Well done.