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touchthesky
01-06-10, 19:28
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Sheep are amazing. I want you to share photos of them, and interesting stories.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs512.ash1/30195_10150201091370109_887575108_12646179_2406175 _n.jpg

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FUN FACTS

People started raising sheep over ten thousand years ago.

There are About 1 billion sheep on the planet

There are About 900 different breeds of sheep

Sheep make a bleating sound. A baby lamb can identify its mother by her bleat.

Spinning wool into thread began about 5,000 years ago.

One pound of wool can make ten miles of yarn.

There are 150 yards (450 feet) of wool yarn in a baseball.

The small intestines from 11 sheep are needed to make 1 tennis racket.

Sheep prefer running water when they drink

Sheep have poor eyesight but an excellent sense of hearing.

When Woodrow Wilson was President, the First Lady had sheep graze on the White House lawn to keep it neat and well trimmed.

President James Madison wore an inaugural jacket made from the wool of sheep raised on his Virginia farm.

If you see a sheep on its back, lend a hand! A sheep can't get up from that position. If left on its back too long, it will eventually die.

Ewes typically give birth to twins.

Sheep grow two teeth a year until they have eight.

Sheep only have lower teeth that press against an upper palette

A one-year old sheep is called a hogget

A two-year old sheep is called a two-tooth.

Minimus
01-06-10, 19:30
OMFG me and my best friend are obsessed with sheep - no joke, we're always going on about how much we want a lamb like Timmy from Shaun the Sheep :p

Smog
01-06-10, 19:30
I wondering when someone was going to make a thread about sheep. About time.

CerebralAssassin
01-06-10, 19:31
some peoples are wolves in sheeps' clothing.

^^that's my fact for the day lol:p

touchthesky
01-06-10, 19:32
OMFG me and my best friend are obsessed with sheep - no joke, we're always going on about how much we want a lamb like Timmy from Shaun the Sheep :p

I love them too! We live out in the country so we see lots :D.

They were getting really really close today! That picture at the top of the thread was from today..They were coming close enough to stroke.

Catracoth
01-06-10, 19:32
My ex-girlfriend loves sheep.

BlueJ97
01-06-10, 19:32
sheep <3 :cln:

touchthesky
01-06-10, 19:35
Heres a few pictures from today:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs532.snc3/30195_10150201091320109_887575108_12646175_2459901 _n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs532.snc3/30195_10150201091330109_887575108_12646176_4491605 _n.jpg

Minty Mouth
01-06-10, 19:35
My ex-girlfriend loves sheep.

Is this why? :p

Laralissa
01-06-10, 19:38
I just have to say one thing: lolaberdeen :p

Joking, joking...

tomblover
01-06-10, 19:39
Is this why? :p ROFL. :vlol:

TheBloodRed
01-06-10, 19:39
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Smog
01-06-10, 19:40
Ewe know that this thread is ripe for wordplay jokes, right?

Sorry, I wool stop now.



:pi:

Lara's Nemesis
01-06-10, 19:40
I wondering when someone was going to make a thread about sheep. About time.

:D


Lambs are cute.

http://i47.************/5vxg0z.jpg

xXhayleyroxXx
01-06-10, 19:42
Uh huh, sheep are good :p

EDIT: OH MAI FRIGGIN GAWD LARA'S NEMESIS , YOU DID JUST NOT POST A SCREEN FROM 'BLACK SHEEEP!' It's supposed to be a dark comedy? Its the scariest thing i've ever seen...

TheBloodRed
01-06-10, 19:43
I posted the trailer for it above... :jmp:

Lara's Nemesis
01-06-10, 19:44
Uh huh, sheep are good :p

EDIT: OH MAI FRIGGIN GAWD LARA'S NEMESIS , YOU DID JUST NOT POST A SCREEN FROM 'BLACK SHEEEP!' It's supposed to be a dark comedy? Its the scariest thing i've ever seen...


ROFL, For the second time today I'm sorry Hayley. :D

xXhayleyroxXx
01-06-10, 19:45
I posted the trailer for it above... :jmp:

How did I not notice! *freaks out in the corner*

@Lara's Nemesis - its quite alright :vlol: love you really! but *shivers* scary movie :o

touchthesky
01-06-10, 19:47
I drew my bf a picture on MSN but he doesn't like it :/

May as well share it here!

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs552.snc3/30195_10150201109315109_887575108_12646817_1112610 _n.jpg

Smog
01-06-10, 19:51
^That is the best picture of anything I have ever seen in my life.

Lee croft
01-06-10, 19:54
Baaaaa

:p
i like sheep

touchthesky
01-06-10, 19:55
^That is the best picture of anything I have ever seen in my life.

Thankyou :D.

He told me it was rubbish :'(

woody543
01-06-10, 19:56
Here's my story featuring sheep....


"I was once in wales and...."

sorry that was crude.

xcrushterx
01-06-10, 19:56
I have pictures of sheep on my computer!

When me and my friends went hill walking they were perched on the edge of a dodgy cliff face and then they started along the edge of the cliff and jumping over cracks etc, so I snapped them a couple of times risking their lives. (Y)

marla_biggs
01-06-10, 19:59
The small intestines from 11 sheep are needed to make 1 tennis racket.


ew.

touchthesky
01-06-10, 20:02
I have pictures of sheep on my computer!

When me and my friends went hill walking they were perched on the edge of a dodgy cliff face and then they started along the edge of the cliff and jumping over cracks etc, so I snapped them a couple of times risking their lives. (Y)

Please do share what sound like wonderful photos!!

xcrushterx
01-06-10, 20:04
Please do share what sound like wonderful photos!!
Mkay, but I warn you that they're not that great xD They were taken from a distance and my photography skills aren't the best haha. I'll edit them into this post when they're uploaded :)

http://i45.************/1zbxp2u.jpg
http://i47.************/rr6qg2.jpg
http://i50.************/2jb8odu.jpg
http://i45.************/33yj6yw.jpg
http://i49.************/o5wbja.jpg

Laralissa
01-06-10, 20:07
http://i45.************/zns9cw.jpg
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1623/48661260.jpg

Took these photos when Spring finally sprung this year :D

lcaddict
01-06-10, 20:52
My mom loves sheep. And I can understand why..they are clean, pure etc. etc.

touchthesky
01-06-10, 21:01
All these photos are epic.

Look at the jumping sheep!

Heres another one but I did not take it:

http://kidsprayclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lamb-jumping.jpg

Smog
01-06-10, 21:09
http://kidsprayclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lamb-jumping.jpg

Anti-gravity sheep? We're doooooooooomed!!! :yik:

EmeraldFields
01-06-10, 21:09
I dissected a sheep's eye today in anatomy! :D

xXhayleyroxXx
01-06-10, 21:12
I dissected a sheep's eye today in anatomy! :D

oh my :o *pukes*

EmeraldFields
01-06-10, 21:16
oh my :o *pukes*

It was actually really fun! :p

I got to hold the lens and see the retina. It's also cool to see the jelly that's inside the eye. :D

tombraiderluka
01-06-10, 21:20
I dissected a sheep's eye today in anatomy! :D
OMG :jmp: Swell!

touchthesky
01-06-10, 21:22
I dissected a sheep's eye today in anatomy! :D

gadz, dont think I could do that purely because its an EYE..those things are minkin.

Kelly Craftman
01-06-10, 21:22
Im actually quite disturbed by this thread. :eek:

xXhayleyroxXx
01-06-10, 21:23
It was actually really fun! :p

I got to hold the lens and see the retina. It's also cool to see the jelly that's inside the eye. :D

I really wouldn't call that fun :o I hate disections anyway, but eyes are just eeew.

Rai
01-06-10, 21:28
Bah bah black sheep, have you any wool....

My name is Rachel - Jewish for Ewe. :rolleyes:

Chocola teapot
01-06-10, 21:29
Isn't wales famous for sheep? :p

...

I Have seen far too many sheep.

Rai
01-06-10, 21:37
^Well you're welsh boyo, you should know :p

Lucky Cookie
01-06-10, 21:50
Sheep are fun, i was about to kiss one of them before :L

Urm... let's leave that topic as it is :p

Sheep are very friendly :)

ryan91
01-06-10, 23:49
there are ppl who eat them :D

Lucky Cookie
02-06-10, 00:24
there are ppl who eat them :D

On sunday, maybe with mint sauce, gravy and veggies :whi:

aquaflute
02-06-10, 00:31
there are ppl who eat them :D

OMG don't even get me started. I know I'm going to be hated around here but I got to say lamb is the most delicious thing in the entire world. Lamb roasted with cumin taste heavenly!!!! I've also tried many other types of lamb and I love them all!!!Not to mention lamb is supposed to be really healthy for you since it is not too fatty.

I guess I love sheep too, although they probably shouldn't love me:o

I dissected a sheep's eye today in anatomy! :D

I did that too, and we dissected a sheep's heart as well. Uh!!! One more crime of mine against these animals...

Lucky Cookie
02-06-10, 00:33
No they shouldn't, that'll be awkard ;)

robm_2007
02-06-10, 00:47
The small intestines from 11 sheep are needed to make 1 tennis racket.


thats a wierd fact; i never knew that.

TRL2009
02-06-10, 00:48
http://kidsprayclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/lamb-jumping.jpg

aww so cute me want it to be my pet !!!:D:D

Alpharaider47
02-06-10, 04:46
OMG don't even get me started. I know I'm going to be hated around here but I got to say lamb is the most delicious thing in the entire world. Lamb roasted with cumin taste heavenly!!!! I've also tried many other types of lamb and I love them all!!!Not to mention lamb is supposed to be really healthy for you since it is not too fatty.

I guess I love sheep too, although they probably shouldn't love me:o
You ever had Buffalo? omg amazing....

I did that too, and we dissected a sheep's heart as well. Uh!!! One more crime of mine against these animals...

I dissected a sheep's eye once a few years ago in a science class, poor animals :vlol: How was dissecting the heart?

They're really quite cool though, and interesting. I wonder where the idea of counting sheep to sleep came from?

Little-Lara
02-06-10, 05:23
I like the cashmere that comes from them. :D

Shark_Blade
02-06-10, 08:27
Whenever I ordered lamb chop, they're always have little meat, just bones. Beef is better. :ton:

touchthesky
02-06-10, 08:36
I am shocked that we even got to page 5 before a chop was mentioned lol.

Jedd Fletcher
02-06-10, 08:57
There is "Merino" in my street name, and Merino is the kind of sheep with the richest wool. The other streets nearby are also named after sheep, like Angora and Barbary.

sandygrimm
02-06-10, 09:00
Ya sheep are awesome, specially for playing games

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touchthesky
02-06-10, 09:10
Haha, wow..that was amazing.

almayah
02-06-10, 09:15
I saw one just yesterday
I wanted to cuddle it :hug:

Lucky Cookie
02-06-10, 09:58
Why didn't you :O

p.s Cows are huggable too :pi:

aktrekker
02-06-10, 10:00
Cows are also clumsy. They fall over easily :whi:

touchthesky
02-06-10, 10:17
Cows are also clumsy. They fall over easily :whi:

I am sure if we pushed a sheep it would fall over too!

Surely you don't cow tip though lmao?

aktrekker
02-06-10, 10:21
I am sure if we pushed a sheep it would fall over too!

They have a low center of gravity :p

aquaflute
03-06-10, 02:12
You ever had Buffalo? omg amazing....



I dissected a sheep's eye once a few years ago in a science class, poor animals :vlol: How was dissecting the heart?

They're really quite cool though, and interesting. I wonder where the idea of counting sheep to sleep came from?

I have never had buffalo, but I had yak once, also amazing!!! I am dreaming a future when these food can be more common and easily reachable.

Sheep's heart is quite large so it's fun to look at and learn all the coronary arteries and veins.

aktrekker
03-06-10, 02:54
Strange they would need such a large heart. It's not like they're active or even very large.

touchthesky
03-06-10, 08:29
They jump lots haha.

Maybe thats why?

scion89
03-06-10, 08:34
Isn't wales famous for sheep? :p

...

I Have seen far too many sheep.

Don't forget our beloved choir singing miners and women with a strange sense of traditional clothing :)

^Well you're welsh boyo, you should know :p

Fact: There's more sheep in New Zealand than in Wales.
Double Fact: There's more sheep in New Zealand than there are people.

*laralover*
03-06-10, 11:28
Aw when i was at college we had to help with the lambing and we got to bottle feed the cute little buggers :D

HappyShannon
03-06-10, 11:39
When I was 7 I was climbing a fairly steep hill with my dad and brothers :)

I saw a sheep.

I chased the sheep.

I fell in sheep poop.

T'was a good day :D



:p No but really I had sheep **** all over my ****ing clothes :|

Thorir
03-06-10, 14:45
What a delightfully random topic. :D

Lambs are cute. :)

http://blog.induplo.net/images/merino_lam.jpg

Mikky
03-06-10, 14:49
OMG, seriously? A thread for sheep?! :vlol:

Surely this must be some sort of joke, no? :mis:

TRhalloween
03-06-10, 15:05
OMG sexy sheep <3

Capt. Murphy
03-06-10, 15:05
OMG sexy sheep <3

:vlol: j/k

----------------

*counting sheep*

*yawn*


:D

Mikky
03-06-10, 15:11
I just don't understand how this thread is still open! I mean... Sheep?! Come on! :vlol:

HappyShannon
03-06-10, 15:15
Fun Facts!

The nickname "Shannypoo" came from when I fell in sheep poo! :D

Chocola teapot
03-06-10, 15:16
:vlol:

Ah, Now there's a magnificent story. :')

touchthesky
03-06-10, 21:40
I just don't understand how this thread is still open! I mean... Sheep?! Come on! :vlol:

They're a good-a-subject as any..I'd love this thread to get more popular than the Britney/Gaga/Christina ones hahaha. Love them all but it'd be amazing.

Fun Facts!

The nickname "Shannypoo" came from when I fell in sheep poo! :D

Omg :) Amazing. It's a wonder sheep dont poo green.

aktrekker
03-06-10, 22:00
I just don't understand how this thread is still open! I mean... Sheep?! Come on! :vlol:

Sheep are cool!

Goats are cool, too. Maybe we should have a Goats thread. Or could goats fit into this thread?

touchthesky
03-06-10, 22:08
Sheep are cool!

Goats are cool, too. Maybe we should have a Goats thread. Or could goats fit into this thread?

I think you could speak about them here....

Everyones seen them fainting goats, eh? They're odd.

aktrekker
03-06-10, 22:29
Goats make great pets. They are very friendly. They can learn their name and come when you call. They will follow you around like a dog. They can even be trained.

Angora goats produce mohair which is similar to wool.
Goats produce milk that is closer to the composition of human milk. It is great for babies and for people who are allergic to cow's milk.
Goats can also be used as pack animals. They can't carry as heavy a load as some other animals, but they are more sure-footed than mules.
Because they browse (eating twigs, etc) instead of graze (eating grass) they can coexist with other herd animals and wild animals.
Goats can also be used to lead sheep. The sheep just naturally follow the leader.

touchthesky
03-06-10, 22:32
I once got eaten by a goat...
Not really, but my hair did. It was long and obviously looked tasty.

xcrushterx
03-06-10, 23:09
I just don't understand how this thread is still open! I mean... Sheep?! Come on! :vlol:

Misery guts. :p

@Vicky LOL! I got chased by a goat when I was little. We went on a school trip to a farm and I uhh...went astray and was eating a sandwitch it thought looked nomworthy. So it ran after me until I gave it the food XD

RockSteady101
03-06-10, 23:18
Sheep are amazing. I want you to share photos of them, and interesting stories...

Well, this one time I was in a field drunk beyond belief and I met a lovely sheep - one thing led to another and, well, carrot in hand we sort of...

...nevermind.

LMAO Scottish stereotype ftw

Carbonek_0051
03-06-10, 23:20
^LMFAO! :vlol:

Rachel Croft
04-06-10, 01:41
Lol, my name means "The Lamb of God." No joke :p

elizard_9594
04-06-10, 03:49
I have a pet sheep :D just saying.

his mom died giving birth to his sister, who sadly, also didnt make it. Ive raised him since he was 6 hours old and helped him stand up and walk for the first time. fed him every 2-3 hours (including in the night) taught him how to eat normal food. I love my Keith Charles (Chuck) Sheepie! :D

We Call him K.C.

touchthesky
04-06-10, 08:50
I want pictures of your sheep!

And since when was sheep-love-making a Scottish stereotype lmao?

Lucky Cookie
04-06-10, 09:26
Sheep are cool

elizard_9594
04-06-10, 17:54
I want pictures of your sheep!

If i can happen to find any, i will share. He's kinda camera-shy.

xcrushterx
04-06-10, 17:57
And since when was sheep-love-making a Scottish stereotype lmao?

That's Wales is it not? :p

msalpha2omega
04-06-10, 19:14
We had a lamb when I was 5! I was feeding it and loved it! :hug:

Lucky Cookie
04-06-10, 20:39
Then what happened?

Dunnut7
04-06-10, 20:41
:vlol: Nice one, really!:p

msalpha2omega
04-06-10, 20:46
Then what happened?

Easter came.... :/

Lucky Cookie
04-06-10, 20:47
:O

That's just mean :(

msalpha2omega
04-06-10, 20:50
Ikr? It wasn't up to me, I was just 5..... :(

But I was very sad, even though they told me a nice lie to make me feel better, I knew what really happened...

Dunnut7
04-06-10, 20:51
I'm so sorry:o (No, I didn't do it)

Lucky Cookie
04-06-10, 20:51
i don't mind eating meat, but growing up a sheep then killing it, i would cry for so long :(

msalpha2omega
04-06-10, 20:55
I eat meat too, but yeah it was kinda cruel, mostly because I was too young. :(

Lucky Cookie
04-06-10, 20:56
awww :hug:

Sad story to hear :(

Dunnut7
04-06-10, 20:56
i don't mind eating meat, but growing up a sheep then killing it, i would cry for so long :(

I didn't wanted to hear that! But I did!:(

touchthesky
04-06-10, 20:56
Lol, my name means "The Lamb of God." No joke :p

They're also a God Awful Metal Band.

http://thehomeworld.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/lamb-of-god.jpg

msalpha2omega
04-06-10, 20:56
@Cookie and Dunnut :hug::hug::hug::hug:

Dunnut7
04-06-10, 21:00
Ofcourse this won't help you too, but I hope this cheered you up a little:)

touchthesky
04-06-10, 23:13
:o

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-pitbulls-sheepkil,0,2087060.story

Damn pitbull!