We braved the weather to spend a lovely afternoon at our local agricultural show – the 2019 Walls & District Agricultural Show.
To be fair, it didn’t actually rain despite the looming grey clouds, much rain the night before, no breeze on the day with the added potential threat of midges.
So bathing in a DEET and citronella mix first (I found two bottles in the car), we walked around the showground.
I will let the photos do the talking.
Here is the serious bling which all the competitors want to win, obviously.
I started with the sheep – well you know why.
The usual different breeds.
Then up the field to the see the cows.
Meanwhile, outside there was the annual parade of Up Helly Aa squads from various regions of Shetland. They walk behind the Show Princess and the Attendants and a band. It is very impressive and there is lots of cheering and Viking-esque war cries!
This year it was a lad who had been nominated as the Show “Princess”. Brilliant. I am so impressed.
Now the Show Hall for the crafts and cakes.
Outside past the lovely lovely tractors (always useful).
Into the nearby Church used on the day for the innovative floral exhibits. It always smells lovely in there.
And then lastly into the Wool and Vegetables Tent.
I was not exhibiting this year.
And then lastly the Shetland pony ring that was just finishing up after a long day.
Tomorrow……. the Vegetable Creations – my absolute most favourite part of the whole show.