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Photos from the first North American Icelandic Sheep Breeders tour of Iceland. Use the BACK button on your browser to get back to this page.


Iceland Photo Tour
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Driving the sheep 
to the rattir.

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Taking the sheep
home to the farm.

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Icelandic horses

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Glacial lake.

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Cast iron cross on 
old grave.

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Icelandic farmer &
gray mouflan ewe.

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Basalt formation 

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Farmers daughters

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Sod roof church
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Raised graves in
church yard.

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Sorting sheep in 
the center of rattir.

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Group touring 
glacial lake.

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Big waterfall
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Rare Icelandic goats.

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Icelandic buck goat

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Frozen semen

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Cool Volvo truck
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The group at the 
south AI station

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Icelandic ewe poses for the camera

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Swimming at the 
hot spring.

The photos below  were taken by Louis & Linda Carroll and posted with their permission.
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Where we went.
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Group photo
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Riders moving sheep
to the rattir.
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Sheep & horses.
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Headed to the rattir.
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Headed to the rattir.
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Headed to the rattir.
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Herd rams
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Icelandic horses.
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Sorting sheep.
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Headed to the rattir.
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Sheep in rattir.
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Icelandic buck goat
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Icelandic goats.
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Herd ram
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Four horned Icelandic sheep.
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Smoked meats
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Smoked boneless 
legs of lamb
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Lamb carcasses.
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Group touring meat 
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Processed lamb
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Geothermal power
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Natural cave used
as animal shelter
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Downtown Rekyvick
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Sod roofed buildings historic farm.
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Glacial lake.
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Rift of Tectonic plates
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Glacier coming down mountain
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Group in hot spring
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Rex riding 23 year old Icelandic horse and moving sheep to the rattir
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Children help sort sheep in the rattir.
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Tour of the Wool Plant

Sheep feeder showing the hinged panel which is closed when the walk thru feeder is being filled with hay. The woman is in the area where the sheep would be standing. Some farms had a panel that was a tall (as tall as the feeder) metal rack arrangement with vertical bars every 6 inches or so that was hinged at the base of the trough, inside the trough, that excluded the sheep from the feeder when it was in the vertical position. The trough was filled about 1/2 full with hay and then the hinged rack arrangement was lowered onto the hay. This pinned that hay in place forcing the sheep to eat the hay with their heads in the feeder and made it harder for the sheep to pull mouthfuls out onto the floor and onto the backs of their neighbors. This farm did not have the metal racks, just the hinged wooden excluder panel that was used to exclude the sheep when the walk through feeder was being filled.

This shows the long view of the feeder. This feeder would have sheep only on one side, the side where the lady in the white pants is standing. The feeder panel in this case is small and is just excluding the sheep.

This photo is of the floor grates pulled back for cleaning. You can see the rows of double sided feeders in the background. The feeders are all walk through. There were manure pits under the floor grates where the manure and urine fell. This was made into a slurry with high pressure water hoses and then pumped out to put on the fields.

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