The mainland shows are in full swing, even though different showing sites have had to be organised at short notice. For one local show, for example, the W.I, Industrial, and flower show tents were to be found in school yards. A few large barns were commandeered for livestock. The usual show ground fields are sodden and were deemed unsuitable. My neighbours sent some of their sheep to the show.
Preparing animals for any show involves a careful
At the local show last weekend, the neighbours got an 'Overall Champion' award with a gimmer. That's a young ewe between its first and second year shearing, not yet put to lamb. The Supreme Champion Of The Show award went to a cockerel.
Did I mis-hear? I waved my elbows up and down in an attempted imitation of a flapping bird, " You mean one of those?" Flapping elbows continuing. There was vigorous nodding followed by an emphatic "Yes".
'I thought they had their own exclusive showing arrangements'..... "You'd think so.... about three years ago.......the Supreme Champion Of The Show was a duck".
The County Show is next....