There was so much to see.....and eat! ....The cheeses.. cakes..pies...sweets! It is a surprise I didn't roll home. I loved how you could have contact with the animals and talk to the owners and breeders. I had no idea what an assortment of different breeds of sheep and cows you could get. All were stunning in their own little way. I sank my hand into the coat of one sheep and lost it in it's thick fleece. My friend asked me what was my favourite animal there; My answer was initially the piglets, then no the goats, oh and the sheep not forgetting the amazing Bulls.
It was a shame that Maria got stuck in traffic on Saturday and didn't join us as I would have loved to have seen the look on the Little's faces, when they saw the rows of tractors and animals. So that would be my only tip! Come as early as you can to beat the traffic and leave later to avoid it going home. Maria and her family did go on the Sunday and absolutely loved it. I did really well not coming home with enough animals for a small holding and enough cheese for a cheese cake factory. But I did buy myself a lovely cheese wedge door stop and a sheep skin rug to wiggle my toes in come winter.
This show will definitely become an end of summer tradition and break the fall of having to go back to work.
Big kids making bees wax candles
In its life time a bee only produces a teaspoon of honey!
My dream car!!
Didn't bring enough cash for this lovely moon print
So white and cuddly!
Stunning - I think these are long horns could be wrong!
Lets hope the farmer hasn't counted these piggies
Just like in the film Amelie - I loved putting my hands into these sacks of grain and wheat
Love a goat especially when they look this snuggly
Could make a great leek and bacon dish with these guys!
Cheeky Sheep with his cider bucket
Alpacas are amazing I can't get over their gentle nature and long eyelashes
Loved this inquisitive goat! They have so much personality
This made me laugh! poor uglies! Bet they taste ok!
We would love to hear from you about your summer finds!