We are almost half way through the week, the weekend seems like a distant memory, so better post about my wanderings before I forget altogether!!
I went to the Royal Highland Show on Saturday with friends, the premier fixture in Scotland's agricultural calendar (so Wikipedia says) - lots and lots of livestock and tractors along with a wide range of food and lifestyle products/activities. It was amazing to see all the different breeds of animals - believe me cows can be huge!!
I saw the woolliest sheep in the world - I just wanted to lie down in it's deep fleece - it was almost as wide as it was long - a Jacob's sheep - cream and brown spotted fleece with big horns. I saw a British Longhorn cow, one of the most primitive breeds around, with horns 140cm from tip to tip. We watched the heavy horse turnout with the large clydesdale horses pulling carriages and the young farmer's clubs annual tug of war competition - all before the heaven's opened at 530pm!