The Balmoral Show 2018

Today I went to the 150th Balmoral Show! I had such a great time - usually I zip from one show ring to the other, trying to catch everything, but this year I just walked around everything at my own pace, and just took some photos of whatever I bumped into. Much more relaxing that way! The first animals I saw were some cows.



I had just missed the judging, but everyone was hanging around waiting to have their photos taken.







Fifteen minutes of fame...



Breeders' conference.



Dexter calves were being judged in the next pen.





I didn't really bump into this, so to speak, but I went up in the big wheel for some arial shots.





Back on the ground, I walked along until I was next to the main arena where I caught the Bolddog Lings doing their thing.

















I walked by the cattle again, and came upon this. Showing is tiring work. (It just shows you how relaxed this prey animal was in such an environment!)



And of course I went to see the sheep.

































Outside the sun was shining upon the Charollais judging.



A very cute Valais Blacknose family.



I ended up at the pig ring, in time to watch some Large Whites being judged. The ring was organised chaos.











Some rare breeds in the RBST tent.









It turned out that the rabbits were the last things I saw today.



I didn't spend all day taking photos - I did some shopping too. I bought some delicious traybakes, a couple of leadropes for Blue Belle, and got one of my fleeces embroidered with a picture of a Texel ewe with "Greenhill Farm" written above it. It was a fun day!

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  1. It looks like there was all kinds of stuff going on there! The guys on the bikes made me so nervous--but the pictures are great.

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