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Posted: Monday 25 June, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:22pm in Agriculture No comments Add your own

Dan and I had a day at the Royal Highland Show on Saturday. It was wet, but OK if you were prepared, as we were. Sun hats weren't selling well, but waterproofs were. I predicted at 9am, as the rain teemed down, that the sun would be out by lunchtime. It came out at 2pm - so I wasn't far wrong. As we left at back of 5, the heavens opened again though.

The poultry marquee was abit disappointing. There was no poultry equipment for sale and nothing really to promote smallscale poultry keeping. Although tere were some interesting birds, there was almost no information about them, not even the breed. So for the inetersted lay person, it was a bit of a letdown (IMHO).

There seemed to be good entries in the private driving. The singles class must have had over a dozen entries and the heavy horse private driving (a first this year I think at RHS but popular in the States) had nine entries and a spectacular accident. Fortunately, neither horse nor driver were seriously hurt - the spectators (us) at the fence that the runaway horse hit needed a stiff drink, though!

I suggested to Dan that if we got more land, we'd need a mini tractor or an ATV but, in typical male fashion, indicated that he'd rather have a BIG tractor. There was one on sale for £250,000. The amount of land we can afford wouldn't be big enough to park it on!

We enjoyed the food and crafts. No coloured Ryeland sheep - only white, which was bit disappointing. I'd taken a big bag, in case I could slip away with one! I suppose, I'll just have to pay the money!

Anyway, better go and get on with the evening chores while the sun's out.

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