Saturday, 27 August 2016

The Wensleydale Show.

The farmer has just returned.   There was a good turn-out and the weather held until closing time, when suddenly it began to rain heavily - but of course by then it didn't matter anyway.

He took photographs as he walked round - so I will just let them speak for themselves; it gives you a taste of what the event was like:









Notice the large rumps in photo number three - Belgian blue cross beast - there would be plenty of good rump steak there.

Hope you enjoy a taste of our Show.

24 comments:

angryparsnip said...

PARSNIPS ! BIG BEAUTIFUL PARSNIPS !
Now why just have a everyday carrot when some wonderful parsnips are there.
Parsnips arise and go forth and sing to the world.

Wonderful photos, Thank You Farmer.

cheers, parsnip and thehamish

Frances said...

Weaver, please convey my thanks to the Farmer for each and every one of these photographs. I feel as if I now have a good notion of what it was like to attend this famous event. What magnificent animals...and the fruit and veg look prize-worthy, too.

Thank goodness the rain held off for hours. xo

Fairtrader said...

Oh yes indeed, just as much as I enjoyed Johns entry on the flowershow. This is really great. When I was a child, farmers came to town and brought their cattle with them, once a year. We had large exhibitionhalls where they would fit in, I found it exciting and interesting to spend the day among cattle, honey and homebaked bread. This looks so nice, thank you Weaver!!!

Derek Faulkner said...

Looks like it was a great day out Pat,always nice when farming folk can get together. Well done to the Farmer for the photos.

Sue said...

Lovely to see these photos. Looks like it was a successful show.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

A Proper Agricultural show! I love them. Thank the farmer for the pics.
Gillx

Gwil W said...

I like the dray horses. It took four of us once to help one back on its feet. It had slipped on slippery cobbles. I think it was from Thwaites. Cheers!

Mary said...

You can have the steaks - I want the parsnips! A nice wedge of Wensleydale would be tasty - do they have cheese blue ribbon winners too?
The cart horses are so handsome.

Please thank the farmer for taking so many great pix - he did really well.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Thanks so much for the photos. For interest sake, we have similar events in Ontario in our small towns. We call them "Fall Fairs". They might also include amusement rides, games, food (hamburgers, sausage on a bun, cotton candy...), and maybe an evening dance or small concert. I love the heavy horses!-Jenn

Barbara Womack said...

I would LOVE to attend an agricultural fair in the UK. However, since I'm fairly certain this will never happen, I truly appreciate the photos the farmer took today. (please convey my gratitude!)
Things are so different, yet so similar in our two countries. I love it!
And, the hindquarters on those beef critters are downright amazing!

GillyK said...

No pictures of Leyburn Band!

Tom Stephenson said...

Lovely.

The Furry Gnome said...

The fall fair is on here today and tomorrow too.

Terra Hangen said...

Tell the Farmer thank you from me for his photos, my favorites are the large horses. So powerful and peaceful.

Rachel said...

And not too hot for the animals.

Midmarsh John said...

Nice to see what goes on in other parts of the country. Look as though there was plenty to see there.

The Weaver of Grass said...

The farmer is so pleased that you enjoyed his photographs of the Show and he does apologise to you Gilly for missing out the Band. (Our little town of Leyburn has a very thriving Band of which Gilly is an important member). Although she doesn't have a blog, she does read mine and comment from time to time.
I am also glad that you were pleased with the parsnips, Parsnip.

Thanks to you all for your comments.

Heather said...

What a glorious setting - how I would love to have been there in person. Thank you Farmer for your photos, they really did capture the occasion. Wonderful animals and hens, produce and crafts. I love those heavy horses - they are so majestic. I thought of you yesterday and hoped the weather would be kind for the show. Ours was rather damp all day.

thelma said...

Lovely photos by the farmer, and those cattle certainly have big rumps ;) We missed our local fete yesterday due to heavy rain in the afternoon...

Minigranny said...

Looks like a lovely show in a beautiful setting. So glad the rain kept off.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Astonishing - wonderful - fabulous. We just had our county fair and the displays are similar - some different breeds I'm sure - but great viewing and fun to see all that is on display.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Great pictures. Give The Farmer a pat on the back from me. Wensleydale Show looks a much bigger deal than the little show I went to yesterday - at Froggatt near Sheffield.

Terry and Linda said...

Love that beautiful black horse! All your photos are just outstanding!

Linda

Penny said...

Great photos, thank you farmer.