August bank holiday weekend means our County Show.
An Agricultural show that includes everything from
unbelievable crafting skills,
Dog agility performances, led by large dogs but the
little fellas were the most entertaining.
The really serious business of judging the best breeds in farming begins at the bovine hairdressing salon.
The judges deliberate
Their decisions aren't just about the prizes and rosettes, but accolades in these shows also impact on the businesses of the farmers who breed and sell their prizewinning animals and their offspring.
One of the reasons we go back every year is for the competitions for crafts, flowers, (these dahlias won best in show and were grown by a very frisky 89 year old gentleman)
flower arranging (in this case just leaf arranging, isn't it wonderful)
and home produce. Honey and vegetables. Check out those leeks and parsnips!!
So what did we bring home from the day..........................Tah - Da!!!!
Two firsts, Two seconds and a third!!
First prize for Mr Thrift Bees honey.
First prize for my Peas (for the fouth year running - I'm a legume legend!!)
Second prize for my green beans.
Second prize for my handmade apron. (First time entering craft section, i'm particularly chuffed with that one)
and Little Bee won third prize for her purple beans presented on a red heart shaped plate.
So a great day out, with a small profit in prize money which pays for seeds and compost for the vegetable garden for next year. It means we get about 6-8 months worth of fruit and veg for free!!!
Linking up with Lakota's Tah - Da Tuesday