Monday, 13 July 2009

Showtime Begins

It's that time of year again folks . The Agricultural shows have started and this is our first , Skelton, was last Saturday the 4th July . The committee had changed the day for the show from the third week in August because it had been blighted by bad weather for the past three years and it seemed to work .The sun shone gloriously and it was busy but unfortunately it didn't benefit us and we had a VERY poor day. A bit of a come down after the heady heights of Woolfest. It was on a yellow card anyway . We had just decided to do it in case a change of dates brought a change of fortune but it didn't so now it's got a red card and we won't be going back .
Got some nice pics though .Papa Bear makes a start on a walking stick handle .
Mama goat and kids shelter from the sun.Not sure if this is a Jersey or a Guernsey cow. She's beautiful though
This proud owner shows off his Shorthorn bull .
Getting some relief from a very heavy milk bag .
1950's / 60's tractors all open and no cabs ....
Present day with air conditioning , super sprung suspension and three times as big .
Little ....
and large.
This weekend saw us at the Lakeland Rose Show near Kendal . We had a good weekend , for a weekend away , but takings were down . Saturday was good but Sunday was abysmal for most people . I like doing this show though as it's nice and easy , not to far and cheap.
Early morning over the show field .
Rose basket
Lovely arrangement
Fountain of flowers
My favourite Sweet Peas
Pygmy Goat kids.
And these were just adorable . They are Ouessant sheep , the smallest sheep in the world . They weigh next to nothing and the lambs are about the size of kittens when they are first born .
This little fellow is only five days old .
Here's the whole flock. You can see how small they are compared to the man's foot on the rails .
I want a flock for myself .
Our next outing is on Saturday for the Cumberland County Show . What will happen there I don't know but I hope things pick up a bit .
I've got loads of dyeing to do over the next few weeks to get ready for Fibrefest in August at least there is more certainty of a full cash box there .

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