Another reason for going this year was that the Association that runs the show, has spent a lot of time and money upgrading faciltities which had been pretty ordinary for many years. So I thought it was worth a look to check out things. Another reason why we hadn't been for years was the amount of walking involved; for a few years now, one hip gives me a bit of pain if I walk or be on my feet for any length of time. Don't know whether it is something to do with avoiding foods with sugar, but since starting that regime, I have more energy and almost no discomfort associated with my left hip???? So I reckoned that I could handle all the walking around that a day at the show needs...and I did! So here's some more of what we saw and did...
|We watched an Australian draughthorse being worked|
|A Gypsy horse|
|Sweet little darlings in front of the gypsy horse stall|
|An old restored gypsy caravan|
|I always visit the poultry pavilion|
|We watched a demonstration of cutting up a 'rump' into a number of cuts. Samples were handed out which were tender and delicious! We were also given a bag which folds up, zips up into a small rectangle|
We went into the Agricultural Pavilion to have a look at the displays...
|In the Agricultural/Horticulture Pavilion was also the dog judging. Judging was over by the time we walked through but there were still some dogs there, like this fluffy darling :-)|
|This stand is manned by volunteers and raises funds for one of the hospitals. DH is just getting ready to line up and buy one; none for me though!|
|A view looking towards the Agricultural Pavilion|