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  • This is the greatest!

  • A recent knitty blog has a link to the Faroe Island sheep with cameras that are mapping the Island a la Google Street, complete with GPS. There is also a link to Google sheep – enter a location and see any sheep there.

  • Yes its true! So a common sight when walking in the mountains or woods is sheep 🙂 many cabin owners choose to fence in their cabins so not to be surronded by sheep. (or sheep poop!)

  • Kay, you’re not thinking of free-range sheep in Central Park, are you?

    • The thought did occur. It’s called the Sheep Meadow innit?

  • Thank you! What a fun post to wake up to.

  • I’m worried you will run out of things to do today:

    http://www.wired.co.uk/article/sheep-view-faroe-islands

    I hope the cameras don’t damage the fleece! Poor sheep, no more privacy.

  • What fun! And a welcome respite from the happenings right now. And especially today as I prepare to go to a funeral service for a dear friend this afternoon. I am off to check out the IG page and videos.

  • Simply fabulous…so proud to have Norwegian heritage. This is yet another reason to visit there; I hadn’t even thought about the sheep angle before this! Thanks again for opening our eyes to marvelous things.

  • Speaking of sheep cams, I hear some folks in the Faroe Islands are using them to help with the Google Street View of their villages. We’re calling it Google Sheep View (although, if you Google that, you get Google Street View images that happen to include sheep.

    Such Fun indeed!

  • I knew about the Faroe Islands sheep cams, but not this ! The free-range sheep thing is true (mostly)… typically farmers let the sheep loose to roam the mountains in the summer, and then they round them up to bring them back to the farms at autumn’s beginning. If you’re driving the mountain roads in the summer you’ve really got to keep your eyes open, because they won’t necessarily leave the road just because you’re driving up: https://www.instagram.com/p/qJui-6q7YB/?taken-by=cakeandvikings

  • Love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Great way to start the day! Have a nice weekend.

  • Thank you so much for finding and sharing this! So clever and hilarious.

  • What IS that hat pattern? Must knit

  • Where do Arne & Carlos fit in to all of this?

  • Utterly charming!

    and all I can think about is “Sheep in a Jeep on a hill that’s steep.” If you have children of a certain age, you’ll remember that book ….

    and wow, there is another Gail!

  • This is AWESOME!! Thank you!

  • But I’m worried that if they release 2 million sheep a year, how do these sheep every get sheared? Is that a problem for the sheep? (Clearly, I’m a worrier.).

  • So what the fleece happened to the large predators?

  • I could not love this more. Thank you!

  • Beautiful…just beautiful…and so very peaceful to watch…a blessing after watching video from Nice. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Best ever. So needed right now. Thanks.

  • It’s Sunday morning, and I just watched a youtube video of the Faroe Island project – did you see the FAB sweater the lovely gal was wearing? Stripes, (cream, turquoise, navy, etc.), made of a bulkier weight wool, perhaps a single ply, stockinette with a garter strip at the color changes, apparently simple construction. Who will make up a pattern for this?! I’d like to knit it! Thanks for passing this along to us – such a great idea!

  • I love this! I’ve seen the Faroe Island sheep view video too, they’re both great! 🙂 xx

  • Mary Z here. So glad you shared this with readers, Kay. I visited Norway a few years ago when writing a magazine travel piece and saw zero sheep in Oslo and Bergen. This weekend we’re visiting friends and family in the Midwest. Thursday night we saw someone walking two sheep on leads down Lake Avenue in Glenview, Illinois. Might have to check YouTube to see if they have their own feeds. On to more sheep spitting in Iowa!

  • Thank you so much, this is my new fave IG!!! So soothing and silly…

  • Yes I’m married to a Norwegian man, though I am a native Atlantan.
    We spent one summer biking down the coast of Norway and were, on several occasions, stopped on the road by flocks of sheep, and once by six cranky goats who would not let us pass.
    These animals were just out there on their own. No apparent authority in view. Having fun and moving s-l-o-w-l-y across the road.
    I write to you from a tent on the Olympic Penninsula having just returned to the land of wifi. As my daughters and I backpacked up to Upper Lena Lake this weekend that just was, we bumped into a family of wild and ornery Mountain Goats.
    My question is: does anyone knit with Mountain Goat fiber?

  • Oh my goodness. I just remembered. We backpacked Iceland last year and woke up one morning with sheep (unsupervised) chewing on our tent.
    I was hoping to befriend them, but everyone else in the party just wanted to preserve the silly tent.
    So Iceland is a great spot to meet sheep, if that’s what you want.

  • Well it’s things like this that make me so, so happy you are back to blogging on a regular basis!!