Yesterday the sun shone (the weather randomly decided it is summer after all) so we went across to Melton Mowbray to the Melton Country Show. I don't know if this is a new show, I have never seen it advertised before. I was quite impressed though.
Prepare for a lot of photos, I waved the camera around a lot!
There were alpacas (I love alpacas!)
A spectacular alpaca shot taken by my OH, I don't know what is out of focus in the foreground, near animals it is probably best not to ask.
Pigs, both large and small
Pretty Jersey cows, this pair are about 9 months old.
Sheep, it was much too hot to be wearing a big fleecy jumper.
There was a big home baking theme with competitions, stalls and various "have a go" type stands. This stall is grinding flour onsite, the mill is on the right, the man is sifting the flour.
Steam powered farm machinery
A central display ring, this is a sheepdog display with the dog herding ducks over obstacles. Other activities took place in the ring during the day.
A row of food and drink tents- yum!
A sheep show, with a shearing demo and a bit of sheepy talk.
Falconry display and archery.
There were a lot of other stalls and activities that I didn't take pictures of, a craft tent, garden stalls, pony rides (very cute shetland ponies), dog shows; all round a very good country show.
I came away with two bags of alapca fluff, a sample of fleece from the mule sheep in the shearing demo and a possible lead on where I can buy half a pig for the freezer. Spinning fluff and meat, some of my favourite things!