So, we had been in all the tents and sheds to look at the exhibits and now it was time for a wander around outside.
There was a huge sheep section – all different breeds – don’t ask me, because I know nothing.
All I do know, however, is that sheep breeding is taken very seriously up here.
By now, it was a hot afternoon and I wish someone had been round with a bucket of water for the sheep. They did for the cows. I saw them.
This spectacular ram was having a lovely time chasing lady sheep around a large pen while the judges watched on. I love the ram’s lecherous grin!
The vintage tractor display was splendid and had a flock of small children You could see them playing “tractors”. The ultimate dream at that age.
Over to the Shetland pony rings – two of them. One for standards and one for miniatures with a judge in each.
Some had given up and were having a well deserved snooze. It’s a very long day.
As we wandered around the judging was coming to an end and various champions were announced.
This is Wilbur. He was in the Pet Section and we had a little chat. The lovely bow tie was an inspiration (says she who is now busily searching the internet for some).
And I made a discovery – there are donkeys in Shetland! You have no idea how fast I raced over to introduce myself. There were two in a pen. I asked the owner about how easy was it to keep donks in Shetland only to discover that I have been seriously misinformed and that, as a breed, they do fine up here.
If I had only known…….. just imagine what could’ve been. I adore donkeys. I smile inside when I see them.