Back in the field on Kihnu Island

I have been itching to get back to work on my dissertation research, which was delayed not only because of the COVID-19 shutdown, which ended earlier here in Estonia than in many other places, but also because I had been working on a lot of basic craft skills that were to lead up to better…

Native sheep of Estonia

Estonia is home to a variety of sheep breeds, but some have undergone genetic testing that has shown that they are closely related to sheep that have been in this area for up to 3000 years (Rannamäe et al, 2016). Overall, the old sheep in Estonia are referred to as maalammas, which is commonly translated…