I’ve lived down the road from Otley for over 15 years and yet this year was the first time I’ve made it to the show – shame on me I’ve been missing so much fun. So here’s a visual record of the day.
I was so struck by the shades of colour in the hair of the Highland cattle. If only it would felt!
I couldn’t get over the size of this bull.
I thought the lambs were quite large but the Mum was more like a small settee.
I love all the sheep breeds and think I’ve done well to restrict myself to these two.
I love to see the horses but especially the shires. The egg classes amazed me, I’ve never seen eggs as brown as the ones in the centre at the back.
We watched this being carved with a chainsaw.
My favourite picture from the show, a Dalesbred sheep. I haven’t shown pics of the rabbits, hamsters, pygmy goats, poultry or ferrets. Oh, forgot to mention marching bands, falconry displays, dog displays etc. etc. I’ll be back next year.
P.S. Forgot to say that we were really impressed with 3 of the dog classes, they were pure genius.
a) dog with the most appealing eyes b) dog with the waggiest tail c) dog most like it’s owner