Sunday, June 10, 2007

Honley Show and UFO

Well we went to Honley Show yesterday as promised and had a lovely time. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so I only have one picture which I took using Ro's camera.

Highland cow and calf. Aint he a cutie? They were both a bit naughty and didn't want to be led round the ring, but in those coats and in that weather who could blame them?

The show was smaller than I expected, lots of classes but not a lot of entries in them. I imagine this is probably down to the problems with farming nowadays, hard enough to keep your head above water at the best of times. This was a shame I thought, especially as there were loads of spectators there, so clearly an interest in the event.
There was a stand with some Alpacas on from Holmfirth, they'd just been shorn so looked a bit odd. they were the same as the one's I saw at the farm shop, but they had some friends with them too.

Sandy was there, of Yorkshire Woolybacks fame showing her Ryeland sheep (who have little wooly faces so are also kinda cute and teddy bear looking.) There were horse classes, dog classes, cattle, goat, pig, and sheep classes. There were vintage tractors and vintage car and motorcycle displays. There was all sorts of stuff going on.


There was a tent with handicraft competitions in including (scary) soft toys and ........

...........things made out of vegetables?????


We were very good and hardly bought anything (I nearly bought some alpaca but Ro wouldn't let me!) Got lotsa fun cheese from the cheese stall including Yorkshire Blue; some Wensleydale made in the traditional manner from ewe's milk; another ewe's milk cheese called Yorkshire Fettle (I'm very fond of ewe's milk cheese, in particular a hard cheese called Berkswell) and some Swaledale. Anyone recognise the theme?

It was a baking hot day and not a whiff of a breeze so we were forced to have ice cream (yummm). By the time we got home we were exhausted and unable to do much more for the day than loll about.
Earlier yesterday before Ro came I'd been pootling about tidying up rooms that I seldom use except to chuck junk into (one of which is the room that Ro sleeps in when she comes up), when I unearthed probably my oldest ever UFO.
This is a romper suit I began knitting for my sister when she was expecting her first baby. Unfortunately the evil ungrateful witch took one look at it and said words to the effect "If you think I'm putting my baby in that....." So I stopped knitting it.
Said child has just celebrated his eighteenth birthday!

8 comments:

PURLPOWER said...

An eighteen year old UFO! Man that takes some beating. I won't be able to compete with that for some time yet. You really should have given it to him for his eighteenth birthday though....or finish it off and wait for him to have babies so you can pass it on! tee hee. Are you going to Woolfest this year?

ra said...

Funny that's what ro said but I didn't find it before his birthday!! never mind.
Yes I'm getting very excited (& so's Ro) at the imminence of the event!! We're going to the Hog roast and spin in this year too!

Ro said...

She means the hogg roast.

Als said...

Phew! I thought for a minute you meant this ungrateful witch and I was sure I'd never clapped eyes on the knitting before!

I'm looking forward to joining you for some of these shows before too long.

Kathy said...

I love highlanders. thanks for the cute pic. All of the blog images are lovely. I will to to your link as well.

I came to you from Ling's blog: musingandoing.
She lists you as a daily read.
She is so tired in her third trimester and sounds so overwhelmed. WOn't you join me in sending her a comment of support? I gave her my best time saver tip: use paper plates until after the baby comes. It sure eliminates alot of dishwasher loading and unloading. DO you have a tip for her?

Kathy said...

I love highlanders. thanks for the cute pic. All of the blog images are lovely. I will to to your link as well.

I came to you from Ling's blog: musingandoing.
She lists you as a daily read.
She is so tired in her third trimester and sounds so overwhelmed. WOn't you join me in sending her a comment of support? I gave her my best time saver tip: use paper plates until after the baby comes. It sure eliminates alot of dishwasher loading and unloading. DO you have a tip for her?

Kath said...

Great shots - I love the Highland cows and the Veg beasts! I thought 9 years was some UFO but 18 is brilliant! Do you think it'd still fit?!! It'll definately have to be for one of his offspring now!

Disneypal said...

It is really cute - you were almost done with it too - you should go ahead and finish it. Then when your nephew has his own child one day, you can give it to him.