The isle is colourfull -
The light of the day turns into blue, sea and sky.

The isle itself is a palette of greens.
The darkness of the night is broken only by red, white and green from the lighthouse, the landmark of the isle. 

In the rays of white the flock displays their
shades of brown, blue, grey, white and black

   
 


The Nordic short-tailed sheep breed - Spaelsau

Introduction  
 
The Sheep-Isle flock is Norwegian Spaelsau, - a direct ancestor to the Old Norwegian Sheep.They were already there a I 000 years ago being taken along on the journeys of the Norwegians Vikings as they settled in Greenland, Iceland and on the Faeroes, Orkneys and the Shetlands.  They were tough sheep supplying their masters with meat, milk, wool, skin - even the sails that carried the ships over the oceans were made of their wool.

Today, a thousand years later, the wool of the Spaelsau still consists of a rough cover to protect against the wind and the rain, and under this a much softer layer close to the skin as protection against the cold.  
The rocky Norwegian west coast is Spaelsau country.  On a few isolated isles among the skerries  off the coast you still find wild living Old Norwegian Sheep.  
On Sheep-Isle Spelsau life is closely related to the sea.  In the winter the flock can often be seen grazing among the freshly washed up seaweeds.  In the summer they prefer to spend their 'siesta' at the water's edge to avoid the insects.

 

Goals 
 
Description of niche-productions, where an old Nordic breed are adapted to the environment on islands anywhere in the North Atlantic..

The Norwegian Spaelsau will play the lead, but close-related Nordic breeds will also be presented particularly if they are subjects to extensive breeding.  

This website will be based on own articles as well as works of other writers.

The site will be provided with all major links to relevant sites in Scandinavia, Scotland incl. the Northem Isles and the North Atlantic islands.