Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Kenilworth Show

Having checked the weather forecast on Wednesday I bought advance tickets from Kenilworth Library. So on Saturday 4th June we set out for Stoneleigh. Last time we went the show was on Crackley Lane. Looking around the whole show, we 'tailor made' several themes : the first being the woolly theme. There were well turned out sheep, some with very curly horns....

On the other side of the field, we had a demonstration of shearing, and the rolling up of the fleece ready to sending off for processing.

In the area of penned sheep I spied Grey face dartmoor sheep, they are a breed which had the most wonderful fleece which had tiny little curls on the end.

In another area, there were a group of spinners, who were demonstrating their craft.

With a lot of processing and work and skill, the sheep was shorn, the fleece turned into yarn, which can be dyed into beautiful colours.

There were several other themes, which I may cover under separate headings: water buffalo, buffalo produce which meant wonderful tasty buffalo burgers and icecream in the morning and the afternoon, toys for big boys etc. At the end of the day, everyone had had a wonderful but tiring time, and some needed just a little rest before the homeward journey.

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